French Minister for Industry in South Africa to strengthen energy cooperation

The French Minister for Industry, François Loos, visited South Africa on 19 and 20 February 2007. The main purpose of his visit was to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation between France and South Africa. To this effect he met South Africa’s Minister for Mineral and Energy Affairs, Buyelwa Sonjica. Together they opened a French-South African Conference on Energy on 20 February in Cape Town. Energy policy in France and South Africa, challenges in electricity markets and nuclear energy was among the themes discussed at the conference.

Minister Loos, an engineer by training, also met the Minister for Trade, Mandisi Mpahlwa, the Minister for Public Enterprise, Alec Erwin and the Minister for Communications, Ms Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri.

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Zodwa Manase, chairperson of TOTAL South Africa, with Minister François Loos Photo: Marinda van Zyl

Read the Minister’s speech at the opening of a French South African Conference on Energy (Cape Town, 20 February 2007)

Read a transcript of the Minister’s interview with Chris Gibbons of Talk Radio 702 and Cape Talk (Cape Town, 20 February 2007)

Read a transcript of the Minister’s interview with Peter Ndoro of SABC Africa (Pretoria, 19 February 2007)

publie le 28/11/2007

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