Eskom's performance is deteriorating, giving rise to fears that the company cannot be saved. But, as Carol Paton writes, it is too big to fail, and taxpayers and consumers will have to pay to save it.
Can Eskom be saved?
Eskom is SA's most hated company. For nearly 15 years, the electricity supply has been unstable. As load shedding gets worse, the public has questioned whether Eskom can be saved.