No fixing Eskom while ANC’s vested interests are at play

The shock therapy required to fix Eskom includes cutting staff, wages and benefits, and strictly policing nonperformance. This is impossible

WILLIAM GUMEDE ✼ William Gumede is associate professor, School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and author of ‘Restless Nation: Making Sense of Troubled Times’ (Tafelberg)
Comment & Analysis

Claims that Eskom can be fixed in 12 months are pure fantasy, an underestimation of the almost intractable problems at the stateowned entity (SOE) and undervalue just how difficult it is to tackle corrupt vested interests linked to the ANC. Add to this...

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