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ESI Insights #11: 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.

Want to find out more about this week’s sponsor, African Utility Week? Click below! https://www.african-utility-week.com/

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:

https://www.esi-africa.com/eskom-facing-operational-and-financial-challenges/

https://www.esi-africa.com/outa-comments-on-eskom-long-term-strategy/

https://www.esi-africa.com/eskom-warns-plan-ahead-loadshedding/

Want to find out more about this week’s sponsor, African Utility Week? Click below! https://www.african-utility-week.com/

Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl
As the Editor of ESI Africa, my passion is on sustainability and placing African countries on the international stage. I take a keen interest in the trends shaping the power & water utility market along with the projects and local innovations making headline news. Watch my short weekly video on our YouTube channel ESIAfricaTV and speak with me on what has your attention.

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