Racial edicts in the form of the current empowerment regime have been presented as a non-negotiable by President Ramaphosa, writes Terence Corrigan.
The African Development Bank Group has concluded a settlement dealt with Japanese power company Hitachi over the awarding of the Medupi contract.
The story of how Hitachi bought political influence to win a massive $5.6bn contract questions the very integrity of the government and sends all the wrong messages.
A parole board will decide on Oscar Pistorius's parole, Chancellor House allegedly made a 5000% return on its investment in the local Hitachi unit, Volkswagen South African assures SA its vehicles are safe.
The Helen Suzman Foundation has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC following the damning Hitachi revelations.
Documents show the ANC's investment arm Chancellor House was happy to be a passive partner in its controversial deal with Hitachi Power Africa.
The ANC has denied any involvement or knowledge of the transaction between Hitachi and its investment arm Chancellor House.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Hitachi over alleged corrupt payments made to the ANC linked to a $2bn power plant deal.
Manufacturers are not concerned that the change in South Africa's electrical sockets will have a negative impact on their business.
No World Bank funds have been put at risk by the Hitachi contract for Eskom's Medupi project, the financial institution says.
The World Bank has confirmed that they will investigate any misuse of possible loans surrounding the controversial Hitachi contract for the Medupi power plant.
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DA leader Mmusi Maimane has laid criminal charges against the ANC's investment arm Chancellor House, after reports surfaced indicating Hitachi had allegedly made improper payments to the ruling party.
A US probe into the relationship between Chancellor House and Hitachi has also raised questions about possible manipulation of major contracts at Eskom.
The DA has said reports that Hitachi chose an out of court settlement to quash a corruption case against them justified their suspicions that the company's securing of the Medupi contract was not above board.
GE and Hitachi have cleared the next regulatory hurdle towards permission for the use of their joint nuclear reactor design in Britain.
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