South Africa renews committment to 40 gigawatt Inga 3 hydropower project in DRC

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded a successful visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo where together with President Félix Tshisekedi, co-chaired the Heads of State and Government segment of the 12th session of the DRC –South Africa Bi-National Commission (BNC).

On economic cooperation, the Heads of State and Government directed the respective Ministers of Trade to resolve identified impediments with a view to increasing trade and investment between the two countries.

In this regard, the Heads of State and Government noted the strategic importance of the Grand INGA Hydropower Project between South Africa and the DRC to jointly develop the Project with the potential to produce more than 40 000 Mega Watts (MW) of hydropower from the Congo River.

“I Need You, I Don’t Need You: South Africa and Inga III”, a report released by Congo Research Group and Phuzumoya Consulting shines a light on South Africa’s continued commitment to the controversial project. Read more

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