SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
Eskom has appointed an independent legal expert to investigate allegations that its chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer victimised a subordinate, who made a submission to the state-capture commission about wrongdoing at the utility.
The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.
'For at least ten years the approach has been to provide electricity at all costs', says the struggling power utility's chief operating officer.
On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.
Eskom has hit back at reports that it has paid out performance bonuses, but instead asserted it has made provision for 13th cheques as per employment contracts.
Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.
Eskom teams have been working overtime to reduce the risk of load shedding, conducting daily planned maintenance in excess of 7 000 MW over the Easter weekend, along with improvements at a number of stations, says COO Jan Oberholzer.
As the country faced a severely constrained electricity grid last month, Eskom COO wrote staff a memo, appealing to them to change course urgently in a bid to "save our organisation".
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