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/ 20 May 2008

Eskom ‘heading for skills crisis’

A skills shortage at Eskom could affect its expansion plans, trade union Solidarity said on Tuesday. ”Eskom’s current skills shortages are already causing problems, but if the levels of alienation among Eskom staff are any indication, the company is heading for a crisis,” said the union’s Dirk Hermann.

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/ 24 April 2008

Power failure hits electricity briefing

A power cut disrupted proceedings at a briefing in Pretoria on Thursday involving possible class action against Eskom. Lights went off at the briefing hosted by trade union Solidarity shortly before 12.30pm. The briefing discussed the possibility of class action against Eskom over possible job losses as a result of the power crisis.

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/ 10 January 2008

Manto to meet private hospitals over tariff hikes

Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang will meet heads of private hospital groups to discuss drastic hospital tariff increases, the Health Department said on Thursday. The meeting would take place on Friday to discuss the tariff increases from 8% to 33%, ”well above the general inflation rate”, said department spokesperson Charity Bhengu.