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The man with a plan to fix Eskom

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The man with a plan to fix Eskom - The Economist

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Andre de Ruyter wants to overhaul South Africa’s power utility.

Pravin Gordhan, the minister who oversees state-owned firms, and yet another communist, has dawdled over appointing board members, leaving Mr de Ruyter short of the support he needs to enact his plan.

Thanks to greater discipline and cost-cutting measures, such as not replacing some retiring staff, the net loss in the latest financial year, which ended in March, is expected to have fallen from around 20bn rand in each of the previous three years to less than 10bn rand.

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Category: EconomyFinance

Topics: Coal Imports Crime Energy and resource National government Eskom Electricity production and distribution Business enterprise Fleet South Africa African National Congress Mr. Crime

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News Sentiment: Negative

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Published On: 2022-07-14, 10:18:46

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Language: English

Reading Time: 6 minutes read

Article Length: 901 words

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News ID: 54109

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