Eskom inquiry reference book

Type :
Toolkits & guidelines
Author :
Eberhard, A, & Godinho, C.
Published :
2017
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This booklet has been authored by Professor Anton Eberhard and Catrina Godinho of the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business. The aim of this reference book is to assist Public Enterprises Committee members with objective, research-based facts on some of the deeply complex challenges Eskom. The aim is to make sense of complex situations and explain these, and that by joining the dots this booklet will contribute to the empowerment of civil society, journalists, and concerned members of the general public, so that they can follow and support the inquiry. The booklet touches on Eskom’s coal procurement controversies (squeezing out the coal majors and making room for the Gupta-linked Tegeta and Optimum ‘heist’), large refurbishment contracts (such as the Koeberg steam generators and Duvha’s Unit 3 boiler), new build sub-contracts (Impulse), advisory services (Trillian), ICT (T-Systems), and media (New Age). Suggested areas for further investigation are flagged, as well as key lines of questioning and possible recommendations.