The presence of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) troops at certain Eskom power stations in Mpumalanga and Limpopo has still not resulted in a notable reduction in crime at these sites. But, according to Eskom’s head of security, Karen Pillay, they have experienced a decrease in protest actions since the deployment.

It has been about five months since President Cyril Ramaphosa in his capacity as commander-in-chief of the SANDF deployed troops to Eskom power stations in Mpumalanga in December and later in Limpopo in response to the growing threat posed by theft, vandalism and corruption at the utility...

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