Russia-SA nuclear, Nigeria body repatriations, Gauteng water woes - Today's Big 3

Concerns have been raised around expenditure and monitoring of a recently signed R100 bil. nuclear energy deal between South Africa and Russia.

Speaking to Eyewitness News, energy expert Chris Yelland stressed the importance of maintaining a transparent process with fair and open bidding.

In context: Russia reports having 17,78% of its overall power generation sourced from its nuclear power stations in 2012 - could this move mean a beginning to an end of South Africa's energy woes?

John Robbie raised some concerns around safety as well during the BRICS Report with Moscow-based correspondent Victor Sonkin. Listen to his response here.

Another consideration: has South Africa sought support from a global nuclear power player or is it just friendly 'intra-BRICS' relations? Currently, Russia ranks amongst the top 5 nuclear power operating nations in the world, with the US taking the global lead.

Here's a map of Russia's nuclear power plants here.

Back home now, returning from Nigeria: the bodies of worshippers who died at the Synagogue Church of All Nations collapse in Lagos are being repatriated, following the arrival of survivors on Monday.

Details on the fallen 84 here. (Pic: EWN)

Gauteng meanwhile has been plagued with water supply issues for the last few weeks. Acting Director-General of the Water and Sanitation Department Trevor Balzer told John Robbie they are looking at how electricity supply affects their end of the bargain. Balzer also said they are also addressing infrastructure in back up systems, piping and reservoirs. The conversation below:


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