State owned enterprises to top ANC Lekgotla agenda

The African National Congress will hold a National Executive Committee meeting in Irene, Tshwane. The African National Congress (ANC) says state-owned enterprises will top the agenda of its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting and Lekgotla in Irene, outside Pretoria, this weekend. Eskom’s failure to keep the lights on resulted in the power utility’s board chairperson Jabu Mabuza’s resignation last week. Eskom has been accused of misleading President Cyril Ramaphosa on load shedding. Professor Malegapuru Makgoba has been appointed as interim chairperson of the Eskom board. Makgoba, a scientist, joined the…

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Company involved in Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral to face corruption charges

It’s alleged the service provider inflated invoices, costing taxpayers R76 million for Madikizela-Mandela among others. Public Works and Infrastructure Minister, Patricia De Lille says her officials will be laying charges against a funeral company that arranged the funeral and memorial services of struggle stalwart, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, and two other African National Congress veterans. She alleges that the service provider inflated invoices, costing taxpayers R76 million. De Lille says she believes government should cap state funerals. She says, “I will give you examples; an amount totalling 27 million was paid to…

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Govt working to restore stability at Eskom: Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa says the ANC leadership is not divided on its views about Eskom. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has assured South Africans that the government is working to restore stability at Eskom and ensure its capability to deliver energy. He was addressing the ANC gala dinner on Friday night ahead of the ANC’s 108th anniversary celebrations and his delivery of the party’s January 8 statement in Kimberley in the Northern Cape on Saturday. Ramaphosa says the ANC leadership is not divided on its views about Eskom. This, after party deputy…

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