Almost 15 months into the job, and the boss of state-owned power utility company Eskom is getting to grips with issues spanning corruption to defective power plants that threatened to collapse the national grid. — “The days of surprises are over,” Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe said on Tuesday. “We just have to speed up the process of turning things around.’’ Hadebe said a “breakdown in corporate governance’’ and the financial viability of the business were the biggest challenges when he was appointed after President Cyril Ramaphosa took over leadership of the country.

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