Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says that corruption and mismanagement at Eskom's newest power stations is responsible for tariff hikes.
Sikonathi Mantshantsha's appointment as Eskom's new national spokesperson has come as a surprise, neutralising one of the power utility's fiercest critics.
Minister Pravin Gordhan has come out in full support of Eskom's new CEO André de Ruyter, who he says is already hard at work turning the tide at the power utility.
Eskom wants South Africans to bail it out of the trouble that it is in by paying more than Nersa agreed. Eskom wants to raise prices with 16.6% in April 2020 and another 16.72% on 1 April 2021.
Social media users were stunned by video footage showing cables bridged at an electricity box. South Africans felt the situation was a ticking time bomb and could prove disastrous.
Former chairman Jabu Mabuza's relative has managed to secure a R100 million tender at Eskom, with another worth billions in the final stages.