Oct 11

US-funded NGOs slow South Africa’s economic development

South African Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says non-governmental organisations funded by US philanthropic groups are stifling economic development, particularly in opposing oil exploration. Bloomberg reports that while neighboring countries like Namibia and Mozambique have seen successful oil and gas developments, environmental groups, supported by legal action, have obstructed activities in South African waters. This situation underlines the tension between African nations seeking to develop natural resources and richer nations advocating for decarbonization.