Eskom Group Chief Executive André de Ruyter says theft and vandalism remain major challenges in the power utility’s efforts to ensure reliable and uninterrupted electricity supply.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has referred over 5 500 Eskom employees for disciplinary action over a range of offences – including failure to declare their interests and doing business with the power utility.
The interim chairperson of the Eskom board, Malegapuru Makgoba, has asked Members of Parliament for their patience as they try to fix the power utility.
Eskom says it will ensure that action is taken against employees, proven to have been involved in corruption and maladministration.
Eskom says it will ramp up efforts to collect unpaid debt from municipalities by terminating electricity supply.
The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) says it has briefed legal counsel with the aim to recover R8 billion with regard to six contracts at Eskom.
Former Eskom Board Chairperson Ben Ngubane has conceded that some of the instructions carried out by the board could have been from the Gupta linked, Sallim Essa.
The State Capture Commission on Tuesday is expected to hear Eskom related evidence from the former Eskom Board Chairperson Dr. Ben Ngubane.
Eskom has filed leave to appeal the Maluti-A-Phofung high court judgment.
The MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs in the Northern Cape, Bentley Vas says his department has started engagements with Eskom and four municipalities that owe the power utility millions of rand.