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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Africa's Uranium and the Global Nuclear Renaissance

  SAIIA Western Cape Branch

Address by Nicolas Dasnois on "Africa's Uranium and the Global Nuclear Renaissance", Mountain Club of SA, Gardens, Cape Town

South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch, invites you to a public seminar

to be addressed by

Nicolas Dasnois on

"Africa´s Uranium and the Global Nuclear Renaissance"

at The Mountain Club of SA, 97 Hatfield Street, Gardens, Cape Town

on Wednesday 20 June 2012

at 17:00 for 17:30 pm.

Light refreshments will be served before the event

Event Background:

The nuclear renaissance has significantly increased interest in uranium mining in Africa. This interest is not limited to the four current uranium producing countries (Malawi, Namibia, Niger and South Africa). With mining companies´ efforts to explore and extract this precious mineral from Mauritania to Botswana it seems appropriate to analyse and comment on the political, economic, social and environmental consequences of uranium mining on the continent. How does Africa fit into global uranium mining developments? What is at stake in the governance of uranium mining in Africa? Has the continent benefitted from existing frameworks and from past experiences?

Nicolas Dasnois is a political analyst currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. After graduating in international affairs from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po), he worked at the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs´ Division for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferation and the French Embassy in Nairobi as political officer in charge of the United Nations (UN Environment and Human Settlements programmes). He has been a research associate of SAIIA´s Governance of Africa´s Resources Programme since 2008.

Entrance for non-members is R30 or R15 on presentation of a current student identity card.

Parking is freely available on Hatfield Street.