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Black Business Council says Eskom CEO musical chairs doesn’t inspire confidence

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 – The Black Business Council (BBC) said on Monday that it was concerned by the sudden change of leadership at state-owned power utility Eskom, saying that government must give the enterprise some space and not meddle in its affairs. This comes after Eskom last week appointed its chief information officer and group executive for […]

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Black Business Council meets to discuss leadership crisis at Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, October 9 – The Black Business Council (BBC) is meeting all its national office bearers on Monday to address the parlous state of leadership at Eskom. On Friday Eskom appointed its chief information officer and group executive for information technology, Sean Maritz, as its interim group chief executive in a “rotational basis” of the executive role. “The decision […]

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Eskom wants Trillian, McKinsey to pay back funds “unlawfully paid” to them

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – Power utility Eskom on Thursday said it sought consultancy firm McKinsey and Gupta-linked firm Trillian’s “cooperation” in returning the R1 billion and R564 million, respectively, paid to them “unlawfully” in 2016 and 2017. “The interim findings from Eskom investigations, into the circumstances surrounding payments made to both the companies, point to certain decisions by […]

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Eskom suspends CFO Anoj Singh and takes disciplinary action against former CEO

JOHANNESBURG, September 29 – South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom said on Friday that it has suspended Anoj Singh, its chief financial officer implicated in irregular dealings with the politically-connected Gupta business empire, and taken disciplinary action against former acting chief executive, Matshela Koko. This comes after Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown gave Eskom a final […]

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SA business confidence hit by political uncertainty and corruption – analyst

JOHANNESBURG, September 28 – Business confidence in South Africa was at an all-time low as a result of political uncertainty, poor economic performance, policy confusion and a general lack of leadership, a turnaround strategist said on Thursday. Alastair Macduff, chairman and chief executive of the Turnaround Management Association Southern Africa (TMA-SA), said South African businesses were in […]

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Eskom notes suspension of Business Leadership SA membership

JOHANNESBURG, September 28 – Power utility, Eskom, on Thursday, said it noted a decision by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) to suspend its membership with immediate effect over allegations of “state capture”.  “Eskom has noted Business Leadership SA’s (BLSA’s) decision to suspend the company’s membership with immediate effect,” the power utility said in a statement. […]

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Power failure stops Rustenburg council meeting

RUSTENBURG, September 26 – A Rustenburg council meeting to be postponed on Tuesday due to power failure.  The council chambers at the Rustenburg Civic Centre was plunged into darkness as councillors were taking their seats for the meeting to start. The meeting was postponed to October 3. Municipal spokesperson Thapelo Matebesi said the outage was due […]