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South Africa’s Limpopo Province Approves $10 Billion Chinese-Finance Coal Project… But There’s Just One Very Small Problem

Animation of the proposed Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone in South Africa's Limpopo province.

South Africa’s Limpopo Province gave the go-ahead last week for a $10 billion industrial project that includes a 4,600-megawatt coal power plant, a coking facility, and a steel plant. The approval is critical for the development of the controversial Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone.

But the province’s decision is probably too late.

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