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Tik N Word Alternatives Sovereign wealth fund could quell nationalisation talk MEGAN WAIT I STAFF WRITER The discussions around nationalisation create uncertainty and all investors dislike uncertainty. The discussion of a change in regime detracts from investment, so any discussion of this sort will not be good for investments, says Coal of Africa chairperson and mining entrepreneur Richard Linnell. He tells Mining Weekly that he is not adverse to the `correct form of nationalisation'. “However, I am frightened by irrational and uninformed discussion on something that is actually quite difficult and, because there is political merit in the debate, it attracts attention and people tend to get frightened by it.