Kumi Naidoo is the Launch Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, an initiative seeking to unite civil society across Africa around issues of corruption, inequality, shrinking democratic space, climate change, poverty and gender equality.
He also serves as Board member for 350.org and the Global Greengrants Fund and as an ambassador to the Southern African Faith Communities Environmental Institute (SAFCEI).
He has campaigned on issues ranging from adult education and violence against women.
Naidoo spoke to 702's Phemelo Motene and shared his thoughts on a proposed nuclear deal as well as issues of human rights.
There is no way we are going to generate the resources for this. If we look at why we are in a political crises, Nhlanhla Nene, a competent finance minister, was fired and that put the country into economic crisis in December 2015 .— Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Activist
It is now clear that he was fired because he was not prepared to authorize the huge amount of money that was needed just to start the request for information process which Eskom is running which is in the region of R 300 million.— Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Activist
People must also ask themselves who benefits if we go down the route of nuclear.— Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Activist
When you do nuclear the biggest beneficiaries are those that contain uranium supply on a longer term basis, and people must go and look at a company named Shiva Uraniam which is owned by the Gupta's and Duduzane Zuma.— Kumi Naidoo, Human Rights Activist
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