Phakamani Hadebe

In his Sona speech, Ramaphosa must tread the line between promises and reality

South Africa has a slew of service-delivery problems, most notably in the water and electricity sectors. The time for promises is over: what the country needs is action

Eskom needs ‘fire and thunder’

The appointment of a chief restructuring officer is a positive step, but it is not a silver bullet for the power utility’s debt burden

Eskom gets a chief restructuring office amid devastating finance results

SAICA CEO Freeman Nomvalo will head up team to help Eksom reorganise its operational and funding structures

Gordhan appoints Eskom chair, Jabu Mabuza, acting chief executive

The decision comes a day ahead of Eskom’s financial results announcement, which is expected to reveal record-breaking losses

Rumours swirl that key SOEs will report to Mabuza

In the past week, factions have used Jarana’s resignation as a tool in a bid to shake the powers of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

Eskom: The art of steering a sinking ship

The utility is once again in need of a leader who must achieve the near impossible

Hadebe resigns from Eskom citing ill health

Phakamani Hadebe is the latest in a series of leaders for the embattled utility, and will bow out at the end of July

Hadebe tries to allay fears of job losses in internal Eskom memo

"One of the questions that I hear being asked most often, is: ‘Will I still have a job in this turnaround of Eskom?’," the memo from Hadebe read

Outages: Problems and solutions

The government has introduced a range of ways to address Eskom’s woes

Dissatisfied workers a real threat to power utility and economy

While Eskom goes from one controversy to the next, the dissatisfaction of its workforce poses a real danger to Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on

Eskom CEO says unbundling the utility will make it sustainable

Phakamani Hadebe told delegates at the Mining Indaba 2019 that Eskom is just 'too big'

Eskom secures a R15bn loan

But the utility already has a debt burden of almost R420-billion

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it