It should be frowned upon for a minister or proxy to call a CEO of a state entity enquiring about opportunities for comrades, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
More sun than clouds. Cool.
Former Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi said it was better for Eskom to keep a R43m deal with Gupta-linked New Age newspapers, than to suffer losses from cancelling it.
The state power utility has requested submissions to be made by all affected parties before January 24, 2020 before a final decision is made.
The former minister of public enterprises lambasted the power utility's board for requesting a white person act as CEO of Eskom when the ANC was facing the general election, according to ex-chairperson Zola Tsotsi.
Eskom and Treasury are in talks with banks to renew a R15bn government-guaranteed loan facility that the indebted state power utility announced in February last year.
South Africans are paying up to four times more for electricity than a decade ago – and that’s to finance stealing and cost overruns at the Medupi and Kusile power stations.
Metrorail in the Western Cape says it has come to an arrangement with Eskom after receiving notice of its intention to cut power supply over unpaid bills.
News24 has interviewed Gordhan and De Ruyter about the Eskom crisis separately, within hours of one another, and the similarities in their outlooks are striking.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his enemies and opponents must leave him alone so he could do his job of saving Eskom, SAA and other state companies.
While there is no load shedding planned for tomorrow, Eskom urges customers to use electricity sparingly.
New Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has likened Eskom to a bicycle with a chain off, with its cyclist out of the saddle to boot.
While the power system is constrained, there is no load shedding set for Friday, says Eskom.
The State capture commission has heard that Tony Gupta wanted the Eskom board to scrap an investigation into alleged irregularities in a sponsorship deal the power utility had with The New Age newspaper.
South Africa's ailing power utility Eskom is in the spotlight at the Zondo commission as former board chairperson Zola Tsotsi takes the stand. Watch live.
Eskom has warned of a low risk of load shedding on Thursday, saying the system is "constrained".
The ANC says the government has no plans to retrench staff from ailing state-owned enterprises despite speaking of substantial restructuring.
Seasoned financial journalist Sikonathi Mantshantsha will start as the struggling power utility's spokesperson on February 1.
The non-partisan scientific research institution, in a new presentation, says load shedding is expected to continue for two to three years.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says he has full confidence in new Eskom chief executive André de Ruyter, adding he has already started to sweep clean the embattled and misfiring power utility.
De Ruyter has promised “adequate notice” ahead of load shedding in future.
Singh, who has denied any wrongdoing, will again not be present at the hearings.
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