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South Africa’s power firm Eskom treats pensioners to early Christmas present

UTRECHT December 11– Christmas came early for 100 pensioners in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province on Friday when state power utility Eskom treated them to lunch and food hampers as part of its corporate social investment programme. The event coincided with Eskom’s participation in a 16 day national campaign to fight violence against women and children. “I […]

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Minister Brown names New Eskom board

JOHANNESBURG, December 8 – The department of public enterprises on Friday, announced that Cabinet approved the new board of South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom on a three-year term, retaining seven of the interim members and two new members. “Cabinet has approved a new Board for Eskom on a three-year term subject to an annual review, and expressed […]

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Eskom administrator tells inquiry he insisted Brown be informed of Molefe’s retirement package

PARLIAMENT, December 5  – Eskom administrator Anton Minnaar on Tuesday told the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom that he insisted Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown be informed of the plans to grant former CEO Brian Molefe early retirement shortly after he left the company. “I knew there is risk in this whole thing, and we can see today […]

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Koko disciplinary hearing ‘fair and transparent’ – Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, November 29 – Stung by criticism, Eskom on Wednesday issued a statement declaring that it’s disciplinary hearing of its suspended group executive, Matshela Koko, was being conducted in “a fair, professional, and transparent manner”. The power utility said it “has noted with great concern” some media reports that had suggested that the disciplinary hearing […]

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Zuma meets with Speaker over bribery allegations against State Security Minister

CAPE TOWN, November 28 – President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said he was looking into “allegations of interference” against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo, who stands accused of bribing the evidence leader of  the parliamentary inquiry into state capture claims at South Africa’s power utility, Eskom. “The Presidency wishes to confirm that President Jacob Zuma […]