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eskomBusiness Report writes that Eskom said on Friday that its executives and senior managers would be subjected to independent lifestyle and conflict of interest audits as part of the power utility’s efforts to root out corruption.  

Eskom has been embroiled in a number of scandals which point to governance failures and apparent lack of accountability.  The newly appointed board has vowed to address governance problems at the utility.  Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe on Friday said the audit would affect Eskom’s executive team, senior managers and middle managers.  He indicated that there were 400 senior managers at Eskom.  Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza last week issued a stern ultimatum to employees involved in improper conduct, saying:  “We cannot have Eskom people supplying to Eskom.  Either you choose to be an employee or a supplier.  For all those doing this, we are giving you 10 days to come clean or face termination.”  Meanwhile, suspended Eskom senior executive Matshela Koko’s bid to stop the utility from firing him is due to go to the Labour Court on Tuesday.

  • Read this report by Siseko Njobeni in full at Business Report
  • Read too, Moonlighting Eskom employees face dismissal, at eNCA

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