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28 May 2017
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25 May 2017
SOEs are being used to loot taxpayers' money – Motlanthe
Parastatals are being used to loot taxpayers’ money, former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday. Recent shenanigans at Eskom demonstrated that public resources are being wasted and people...
Brown to set up Eskom corruption probe headed by retired judge
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced that she will institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption currently hanging over State-owned electricity producer...
24 May 2017
SA: Public Enterprises to meet with National Treasury and Denel
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises has resolved to request National Treasury, Minister of Finance Mr Malusi Gigaba, Minister of Public Enterprises Ms Lynne Brown, Chairperson of the...
Afriforum: Political chess game within Eskom may leave SA in the dark
AfriForum brought an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No 2 of 2000) to evaluate the documentation pertaining to Brian Molefe’s return to Eskom after...
Fraud cloud over Molefe's reappointment
The African National Congress (ANC) Study Group on Public Enterprises says it’s not satisfied with the responses of Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and the Eskom board regarding the...
23 May 2017
Brown, Eskom committed perjury, says ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) says representations by Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown in Parliament on Tuesday about the reinstatement of Brian Molefe as Eskom CEO are...
Gordhan lays into Eskom board over Molefe
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Tuesday called for the Eskom board to be fired and a full investigation into not only Brian Molefe’s return to the power utility, but his actions in his...
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Brown must suspend arrogant Eskom Board, and full-scale Parliamentary Inquiry must follow
The DA has today publicly called on the Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, to immediately suspend the board of Eskom following their shocking and flagrantly arrogant statements at the...
I was under the impression that Molefe had resigned, Brown reveals
When Eskom’s Board approached me to inform me of its decision to bring Mr Molefe back, I said I would support it on the proviso that it was legal. I also made this point repeatedly when addressing...
Brown drops opposition to legal challenge to Molefe’s reappointment
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has withdrawn her opposition to the court application for the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO of Eskom be set aside. “I will abide by the decision of...
22 May 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone says Brown to appear before committee
The DA has asked the Secretary of the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises, Mr Disang Mocumi, to ensure that Eskom and Minister Lynne Brown bring crucial reports and documents to the Committee...
DA demands Brown tables documents on Molefe’s re-appointment
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday it has asked Parliament to ensure Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown provides MPs with documents relating to Brian Molefe’s reappointment at Eskom,...
South Africa's power utility is hoping for a tariff hike. It may not get it
South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (NERSA) is soon to decide if the country’s power utility, Eskom, should be granted an exemption from a long list of regulatory reporting requirements when...
Parly inquiry into Eskom must include Duduzane Zuma’s ‘fake intelligence report’ – DA
The Democratic Alliance (DA) will ask Parliament’s chair of chairs Cedric Frolick to include an investigation into the most recent evidence of possible political interference in Eskom, this time by...
19 May 2017
Task team deliberating on renewables impasse to report ‘first week in June’
A joint departmental task team set up to find solutions to the current impasse holding back the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy projects procured in 2015 will...
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