Eskom , the monolithic state-owned power utility that’s grappling with an unsustainable debt load and chronic operational problems, has advertised for a new CEO officer two months after Phakamani Hadebe announced he would vacate the post.

The job is probably one of SA's most challenging — it entails overseeing a company that supplies about 95% of the nation’s electricity, has more than 47,600 employees and revenue of R190bn, yet isn’t selling enough power to cover its costs...

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