A clear solution to Eskom’s debt problems, which are placing strain on the ailing utility’s ability to perform critical maintenance at its power stations to improve power supply, was a glaring omission from Wednesday’s medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS).

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana told parliament on Wednesday that National Treasury will take over between 33% and 66% Eskom’s roughly R413bn debt pile, but provided few additional details...

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