Lori Pottinger


Hydropower dams are ‘well-suited for facilitating industrialisation and exploitation of natural resources, but not for reducing Africa’s energy poverty’, writes Lori Pottinger. And given the water-security problems posed by climate change, ‘the proposed frenzy of African dam building could be literally disastrous.’

With regards Mike Muller's recent article "Getting priorities right is a must" (http://www.bday.co.za/bday/content/direct/1,3523,1686809-6096-0,00.html) We agree with DWAF director-general Mike Muller on Africa's great needs for investment in infrastructure. We also very much agree that Southern countries should not be forced into accepting a Northern development agenda. But Muller's willful mischaracteriz...read more