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Jabulani Sikhakhane | Total's latest gas find is bad news for SA

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Total's exploration platform on the South Coast near Mossel Bay. Photo: Total
Total's exploration platform on the South Coast near Mossel Bay. Photo: Total

If the gas discovery does translate into production, it will transform South African politics in ways that make current corruption look like a Sunday picnic, writes Jabulani Sikhakhane. 

As if South Africa is not cursed enough, Total last week announced yet another discovery of what the French energy multinational described as a significant condensate gas resource off the southern coast. Total’s discovery, the second in the same area, is indeed very bad news for South Africa. The French company announced its first discovery last year.

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