Eskom CEO says almost 100 corrupt officials axed in bid to clean out the rot

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says internal corruption is the biggest stumbling block to getting international investment.

Eskom appeared before the Public Enterprises Committee in Parliament where the utility was being questioned on its annual report, financial statement and its corporate plan.

Read: Blackouts loom as coal at Eskom in short supply

Hadebe says 11 criminal cases have been opened against corrupt officials and over 1 000 disciplinary cases have been launched since April, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

While almost 100 people have since been fired, there have yet to be any arrests made.

Dentlinger explains what Hadebe outlined about coal shortages, load shedding and efforts to fight corruption.

Almost 100 have been shown the door at Eskom, but sadly no arrests.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

They are really in a financial bind and need more money to deal with their debt and balance the books.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Eskom was supposed to table a corporate plane which we've been waiting to see for Septemeber, but that has again been rolled over.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

He was called to elaborate some more on the financial results which were already released in June.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

Listen to the EWN update on The John Maytham Show:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Eskom CEO says almost 100 corrupt officials axed in bid to clean out the rot


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What options are left for Trump over Saudi oil attacks?

What options are left for Trump over Saudi oil attacks?

Wits University's John Stremlau considers the options available to US President Donald Trump.

Brain behind banting craze launches new weight-loss programme

Brain behind banting craze launches new weight-loss programme

Real Meal Revolution CEO Jonno Proudfoot has created a brand new programme designed to redefine your relationship with food.

'It's OK to have hope' - Facebook group #ImStaying celebrates SA's potential

'It's OK to have hope' - Facebook group #ImStaying celebrates SA's potential

The Facebook group, titled #ImStaying, started off with uplifting messages and is now connecting local initiatives with investors.

 Business group Sakeliga wins victory to stop Eskom bulk power supply cut-offs

Business group Sakeliga wins victory to stop Eskom bulk power supply cut-offs

CEO Piet Le Roux says it's unacceptable that Eskom interrupts power to communities when most have already paid their bills.

Blackouts loom as coal at Eskom in short supply

Blackouts loom as coal at Eskom in short supply

Professor Sampson Mamphweli says the government programme on renewable energy is back on track and this might be positive.

Nowhere to run as Eskom probe is set to begin - Karima Brown

Nowhere to run as Eskom probe is set to begin - Karima Brown

Parliament's Public Enterprises committee will begin its probe into Eskom on October 17.

Popular articles
How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

How to buy a new car even if you don’t really have enough money for it

South Africans are increasingly buying cars they can’t afford using balloon payments, says consumer journalist Wendy Knowler.

'Government is going to hike personal income tax. There’s no doubt'

'Government is going to hike personal income tax. There’s no doubt'

SA’s personal income tax burden is among the world’s 10 heaviest. It’s about to get even worse, warns economist Mike Schüssler.

Hubby embarrassed after thinking staff wrote b**** on wife's take-away sarmie

Hubby embarrassed after thinking staff wrote b**** on wife's take-away sarmie

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

Burger King rebrands as Bacon King (but drops 'ham' from the word 'hamburger')

"They seem to have succumbed to consumer pressure," says branding and advertising expert Andy Rice.

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

[WATCH] Reporter saying dead man 'was unavailable for comment,' goes viral

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

10 unexpected things that most truly rich people have in common

Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on the money values that those "worth" R40 million or more almost invariably have in common.