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Johannesburg - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is demanding answers from Eskom’s chairperson, Ben Ngubane, its board and acting CEO Matshela Koko about R310.8 million that was irregularly spent on an unapproved project.

Brown, according to a letter obtained by City Press, expresses a concern that Eskom went ahead with its Back to Basics (B2B) Programme, even though her predecessor, Malusi Gigaba, decided not to approve the programme in May 2014.

The programme aimed to improve Eskom’s business processes involving engineering reliability and maintenance of the power utility’s assets, information technology, quality assurance, and promoting the safe and healthy lifestyle of employees.

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