There are so many red flags in ESKOM … where do you start ??

South Africa’s state owned enterprises have been hit by one scandal after another signalling serious political and corporate governance failures. The largest of these, the power utility Eskom, has seen its CEO Brian Molefe resign, then return, and then be fired – all in the space of seven months. This was followed by the unexpected […]
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Survé, Guptas Imitate Ethos, Practices Of Apartheid Newspapers

CAPE TOWN — One of the most attractive things about the Fourth Estate is that it manages to equalise the otherwise deeply skewed power balance between billionaires and politicians, and humble, hard-working, honest scribes who can take them on, blow for blow. In the battle for hearts and minds, bent and manipulative politicians and captains […]
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Nightmares have a name, and it’s called Eskom – electricity price hike submitted to National Treasury

This madness has got to stop.For many South Africans, nightmare could become a five-letter word: Eskom. Even as in-and-out CEO Brian Molefe takes the power utility to court to challenge the decision to overturn his reappointment, Eskom is asking for eye-watering increases in electricity prices. Moneyweb has reported that Eskom wants its clients to pay […]
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DA lays treason charge against Zuma, Gupta Inc. and many more !!

The Democratic Alliance has laid charges against Jacob Zuma, three Gupta brothers and eight others of treason, racketeering and corruption. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Tuesday that the party has accused those allegedly implicated in state capture of violating the Prevention of Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act and the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. […]
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Internal Political Chess Game at Eskom Can Leave SA In Dark

AfriForum launched an application in terms of the Promotion of Access  Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) to review the documentation regarding Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom. It follows from allegations that Molefe was not reappointed but with unpaid leave. “Someone in Eskom – whether Molefe himself, councilor Lynne Brown or other senior […]
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12 000 ‘dead people’ doing business with SA government – Treasury

It has also identified about 14,000 state employees who are listed as directors of companies that have been awarded state contracts in violation of regulations. South Africa’s National Treasury has discovered about 12,000 dead people in its register of companies that do business with the state. This is among the outcomes of a clean-up of […]
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Some good news:- Court throws out fracking application for KZN.

The Western Cape High Court has set aside a prospecting right application, which could have opened the way for fracking in South Africa. The court’s decision could put the brakes on a number of similar prospecting applications if they followed the same process. Fracking has not yet been signed off in South Africa. But a […]
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Eskom warns of winter power cuts – unless Treasury signs new coal deals with Gupta owned company

Eskom chairman Ben Ngubane has warned that South Africans can expect power cuts this winter unless the National Treasury urgently signs purchase agreements so Eskom can build up its coal reserves, according to a report by TimesLive. Speaking at the sidelines of African Utility Week conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Ngubane noted […]
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ANC has ordered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and the Eskom board to rescind Brian Molefe’s return.

“We met with Lynne Brown and all of us present said ‘comrades, that decision must be rescinded’,” ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. The party’s top six summoned Brown to Luthuli House on Monday. He said the party warned that the matter was likely to end up in court. The DA approached the high court in […]
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Spoiled brat of the Gupta’s is back in the seat and reinstated as Eskom CEO

Despite outrage by the ANC as well as pretty much every other opposition party and South African, Brian Molefe has been reinstated as Eskom CEO, just a few months after quitting — in the wake of his name appearing on the State of capture report alongside the Guptas and several other Zuma allies within the […]
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