SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa last year announced a plan to split the power producer into three separate entities – generation, transmission and distribution - in a bid to improve efficiency.
Eskom has gone to court to ask for a contempt of court order against state capture-linked Trillian Management Consulting, which has allegedly failed to pay back a cent of the money it owes the power utility.
The power utility has welcomed a high court judgement ordering Gupta-linked advisory firm Trillian to pay back the R595m it earned in an "unlawful and invalid" contract.
Trust is an intangible but vital currency in a healthy economy. Getting it back once it’s gone is difficult but doable, and SA has its work cut out, says Tim London.
Former Trillian CEO Bianca Goodson and Eskom’s former head of legal and compliance Suzanne Daniels, who both turned whistleblowers, speak about the cost of lifting the lid on state capture.
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.
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who heads the commission of inquiry into state capture has dismissed an Economic Freedom Fighters objection to the appointment of Terence Nombembe as head of investigations.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says that the B-BBEE Commission should be able to investigate the issues of fronting without fear or favour.
The DA says the empowerment certificates of Tegeta, Optimum and Trillian Consulting are possibly fraudulent and it will ensure documents relating to this are made available for the state capture inquiry.
Fin24 looks at five key moments from top executive Matshela Koko's testimony to Parliament's inquiry into mismanagement of state funds at Eskom.
The power utility says it will institute liquidation proceedings against Trillian Management Consulting and Trillian Capital Partners in the North Gauteng High Court later this month.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, a non-profit investigative journalism platform, says leaks show that money earned by Trillian was circulated among 10 foreign shell companies.
Also on Tuesday the North Gauteng High Court ruled that Gupta-linked advisory company Trillian must pay back R595m to the power utility.
The way whistleblowers are treated indicates that our internal systems are broken, argued speakers at Daily Maverick's The Gathering.
Prosecutors have filed a lawsuit aimed at recouping R1bn in consultancy fees they say were unlawfully paid to McKinsey by the state power utility.
Eskom says it has approached the court in a bid to recover money from global consultancy McKinsey, and is looking into ways of recovering money from Gupta-linked company Trillian.
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants rejected allegations made by EFF leader Julius Malema relating to a student funding donation.
Parliament has heard that Eskom's former acting chair Zethembe Khoza halted an investigation by a forensic firm into the power utility, but Khoza has denied the allegations.
Eskom hasn’t given McKinsey reasons for why it says the R1bn payment it made to the global consultancy was legal.
Under-fire Eskom executive Matshela Koko has accused suspended Eskom company secretary and head of legal Suzanne Daniels of spearheading controversial payments to McKinsey and Trillian.
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