Zuma and Putin outline launch of nuclear programme
Russia is seen as the front-runner to win the right to build South African nuclear power plants.
JOHANNESBURG - Russia's presidential spokesperson has confirmed President Jacob Zuma and Vladimir Putin have outlined their launch of a nuclear power development programme in South Africa as a priority.
Dmitry Peskov says naturally Russia has a high potential for cooperation.
Russia is seen as the front-runner to win the right to build South African nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as $100 billion.
But with a six-month deadline to award contracts, who's going to pay for the country's biggest project yet remains a mystery.
Leaders from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are meeting this week for their annual summit in the Russian city of Ufa.