Chinese power hampers Botswana

Chinese power hampers Botswana

As SA’s northern neighbour is plunged into darkness and water shortages, President Khama is the only African leader querying Chinese bona fides on the continent, writes Susan Puren.

China’s ventures in Africa are not necessarily the answer to the problems of under-development. In fact, things could get worse, as has happened in Botswana's power struggle.

The reason? Eskom’s energy supply contract with BPC has come to an end and the Chinese have failed to deliver on time.

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