Senior managers at Eskom are reportedly taking the power utility to the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to demand a salary increase of 4.7%. These managers say they received no salary increase.
Despite Eskom being in financial woes, senior managers are demanding the same increase that middle management received. This added pressure on the utility's finances could cause more loadshedding in the future.
After lifestyle audits were conducted on more than 300 senior Eskom employees, Parliament's public enterprises committee has called for audits to be done on board members as well.
Eskom is set to substantially increase electricity tariffs in order to make up for the R20.7 billion loss it recorded in the last financial year. According to an energy expert, the power utility is seeking an 80% increase.
Following the resignation of Phakamani Hadebe in May, Jabu Mabuza is the 10th Eskom CEO in as many years. Mabuza was appointed as acting CEO this week by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has managed to throw shade at multiple opponents using a few choice words and a very short clip.