Gwede Mantashe has been causing trouble again. On Tuesday, at the Africa Oil Week conference in Cape Town, the mineral resources & energy minister accused foreign-funded nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) of weaponising environmental protection to block economic development in SA. He demanded that such NGOs be registered and “made to declare their source of funding”. 

This could just be an attempt to protect unionised workers in fossil fuel industries, or perhaps to nurture multinational oil and gas companies whose local black empowerment partners donate to the ANC.  ..

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