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26 June 2017
21 Jun 2017
MPs to include State capture in Molefe probe
Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on Wednesday resolved to devote August to an in-depth probe of the circumstances surrounding Brian Molefe’s re-appointment to the helm of...
25 May 2017
Brown to set up Eskom corruption probe headed by retired judge
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced that she will institute a “broad scope” investigation into allegations of corruption currently hanging over State-owned electricity producer...
26 Apr 2017
Eskom: Press Ombudsman issues stern rebuke to Financial Mail on Eskom
The Press Ombudsman has reprimanded the Financial Mail for its Dentons reports which brazenly veered off the SA Code of Ethics and Conduct, resulting in Eskom being cast in a negative light. The...
08 Mar 2017
Eskom: Eskom seeks damages against the Democratic Alliance for defamatory statements
Eskom has lodged papers in the High Court of South Africa, Western Cape against the Democratic Alliance (DA) for wrongful and defamatory actions by the party against the company and its Interim...
SA: Minister Brown believes Commission of Inquiry should be established on State of Capture report
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was briefed by Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, on organisational issues at state-owned enterprises. The Committee welcomed the open and...
Brown calls for Eskom to bring Dentons report to Parliament
Eskom should be called before Parliament to brief MPs on the Dentons report, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Wednesday. “Eskom should come and run you through the report,” the...
DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA will stand up to Eskom onslaught
The DA notes the media release by Eskom today signalling their intent to claim damages from the DA for defamation and wrongful actions against Eskom and the Group Chief Executive, Matshela Koko. We...
21 Feb 2017
OUTA: OUTA aims to unbundle Eskom
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission to seek its ruling and recommendation to both fine and unbundle Eskom, due to monopolistic control...
12 Feb 2017
OUTA: OUTA commends NERSA's 2,2% cap on Eskom tariff and urges more action
OUTA commends NERSA for rejecting Eskom’s demands for a higher tariff increase and for sticking to the 2,2% allowed under the current Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) process.  “We are...
07 Feb 2017
Eskom releases redacted version of Dentons report, but only to PAIA applicants
State-owned electricity utility Eskom has agreed to release a redacted version of a “final report” compiled by international legal firm Dentons in July 2015, following a board-initiated probe into...
30 Jan 2017
DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA to PAIA R27 million Eskom report
The DA will today submit an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) to gain access to the report by Dentons into Eskom, which cost R27 million and is said to...
08 Jun 2015
Webber Wentzel's expertise recognised by a range of international research organisations
Webber Wentzel
Webber Wentzel's expertise has been recognised on the international playing field. Over the past few months, the firm has received three prestigious international awards, confirming its ability to...
02 Jun 2015
FF Plus: Adv. Anton Alberts says untruths about Eskom investigation make red lights flicker
An investigation by the FF Plus has revealed that the FF Plus has received contradictory information regarding Dentons, the legal firm which had received R22 million to undertake an investigation...
14 May 2015
SA: Energy unions pledge solutions to the electricity crisis
Yesterday Wednesday 13 May 2015, four energy unions – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), Solidarity, United Association of South Africa (UASA) and the Independent Municipal...
27 Aug 2014
MPRDA Amendment Bill could present legal ambiguity for oil & gas sector
If approved, the much debated Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Amendment Bill, currently before President Jacob Zuma for final endorsement, was likely to create ambiguity and...

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