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Former business rescue practitioner at Optimum Coal Mine (OCH) has accused Eskom of providing little cooperation on his efforts to rescue Optimum Coal Mine.
The plan would involve Eskom paying Optimum more than twice the price of coal and getting half the tonnage.
A judicial commission faces a daunting task in probing allegations that members of the Gupta family and their allies connived with former president Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane to loot billions of rand from state coffers.
An urgent application this week to halt the Optimum business rescue practitioners from appointing a management company to get involved in running the coal mine was struck off the court roll.
Optimum coal mine and other mining operations can be returned to normal business operations, according to Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe and business rescue practitioners.
While the risk of load shedding always exists it is not likely to occur this winter, says Eskom acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe.
This is the second time this year that the South African Revenue Service has allegedly made a VAT repayment to a Gupta-linked company via a third party, according to a report.
The Eskom board has told Parliament it is serious about instilling a new culture of accountability and consequence management at the state power utility.
An urgent application to remove the business rescue practitioners of the Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine last week was postponed until September.
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