Eskom crisis

South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Eskom, is in crisis.

This week’s episode of ESI Insights, in collaboration with African Utility Week, looks at Africa’s largest power utility – the Eskom crisis.

Eskom, which has been around since 1923, employs 48,628 staff including fixed-term contractors. This staff compliment was recorded as costing South Africans R29.5 billion in March 2018. This raises concerns as Eskom’s recent interim financial report reveals a company in distress.

The challenges are far greater and include repercussions of previous CEOs and rotational loadshedding.

Should the country ready itself for a complete blackout? ESI Africa’s editor, Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, takes a closer look.

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Watch the 3-minute video today and share your thoughts on this developing story with us.

Find the full news item of the stories mentioned in this video below:

Eskom facing operational and financial challenges

OUTA comments on Eskom long-term strategy

Eskom warns South Africans to plan ahead for loadshedding

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