In addition to the investigations being conducted by the Hawks into allegations of maladministration and corruption at Eskom, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has instituted two other probes. This emerged at the Power-Gen and Distributech Africa 2017 conference in Sandton on Tuesday, when the minister addressed delegates. Brown said she had asked the Special Investigating Unit to look into all allegations of impropriety against Eskom over the past 10 years and had asked the newly appointed board of directors to conduct short-term investigations and report back. She also intended to conduct investigations into the other public enterprises managed by her department. Eskom has been hit by damaging scandals in the past year, including the generous pension package awarded to former CEO Brian Molefe after only one year, allegations that interim CEO Matshela Koko favoured a family member in granting contracts, and details of special treatment given to the Gupta-owned Tegeta Explorat...

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