205pp., paperback, Cape Town, 2022
Karyn Maughan and Kirsten Pearson on the Zuma administration’s secret dealings with Russia and the unlawful Rosatom nuclear power deal signed in 2014. The deal was overturned in 2017 after a court challenge by the NGOs Earthlife Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute.
"A suspenseful journey into South Africa's energy crisis and the politics which underpins it." Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh, author of The New Apartheid
"A true story of power, paranoia and patriotism." Mandy Wiener, author of Ministry of Crime and Killing Kebble
"It paints an alarming picture of what really happened." Qaanitah Hunter, author of Balance of Power and co-author of Eight Days in July
Investigative journalist Karyn Maughan writes for News24 and contributes to the BBC. She was the associate producer of the documentary Pistorius, shortlisted for the Grierson award.
Development practitioner and activist Kirsten Pearson has worked at a unit of the National Treasury and at Corruption Watch.