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On 3 May, News24 published the first exclusive stories to come from the Eskom Files, a leaked trove of documents - including thousands of pages of letters, forensic reports, emails and bank statements - revealing dodgy contracts worth more than R178 billion being probed by law firm Bowmans and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU). 

The contracts, many of them linked to the construction of the multibillion-rand Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanga, range from wastewater plants and accommodation to coal haulage and even purchasing milk and toilet paper at enormously inflated prices. At Kusile alone, corruption, theft and fraud, coupled with poor management and inadequate planning, have seen the construction costs of the facility balloon to R161 billion from the initial estimated cost of R78 billion.

The Eskom Files, an investigation by News24’s award-winning team of investigative journalists, reveals the enormity of corruption at the power utility, how it has become entrenched in the company's culture, and is so rampant that any attempt to defeat it is met by counterattacks and ferocious resistance.

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