Jul 06

Zuma representing Belarus

Former South African president Jacob Zuma is representing Belarus at a Zimbabwe conference on the trade in African carbon credits. Bloomberg reports that Zuma, apart from presiding over an UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2011, has no known track record in the carbon credits industry but had close ties with Russia, an ally of Belarus, during his nine-year rule. The organisers are also hosting John Hlophe, who was last year suspended as Judge President of the Western Cape.