Ebrahim Harvey | Wildcat strike by Eskom Unions: why it's badly timed, chaotic and mismanaged

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Eskom warns of Stage 6 power cuts
Eskom warns of Stage 6 power cuts

The palpable failures of, arguably, the most vitally important SOE and public service, through ANC-related corruption, paved the way for the private sector to eventually take over the supply of electricity, writes Ebrahim Harvey

I have written over a dozen columns and articles in this and other publications on the chronic, painfully disruptive and apparently interminable crisis at Eskom since 2018, when Andre de Ruyter was appointed the new CEO. Not because of his incompetence for the job, but apparently due to larger forces clearly at work, who fervently hoped he fails to stop the chronic corruption, mismanagement and incompetence there and turn it around, because so widespread was it within and between Eskom and probably a vast range of parts procurement suppliers that many of them probably illicitly benefitted from it in one way or another.  

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