Business Leadership SA (BLSA) and Business Unity SA (Busa), which represent some of SA’s largest companies, have defended BLSA’s financial support for a controversial independent investigation into corruption, crime and sabotage at Eskom.

The investigation, initiated by former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, has drawn criticism from various government quarters, including the State Security Agency and parliament, over its use of unvetted operatives who were allegedly given unrestricted access to sensitive information without following the correct protocols...

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