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Eskom interim CEO blames “oversight” in friend’s monthly R100k contract

JOHANNESBURG, October 12 – Eskom’s interim group chief executive, Sean Maritz, on Thursday “acknowledged the oversight” in hiring his friend on a R100,000-per-month contract without following proper procedure, but rejected that this was irregular. This comes after weekend media reports that Maritz had previously received a written warning because he did not declare that the lucrative contract was given […]

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MPs dismayed as chief procurement officer silent on Eskom contracts

PARLIAMENT, October 11– Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula apologised to Parliament’s standing committee on finance on Wednesday for giving a “sub-standard presentation” after members expressed dismay that he claimed no direct knowledge of the withdrawal of a damning report on Eskom’s coal contracts with Tegeta.     Mathebula was also not able to provide details on […]

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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 […]