Eskom is attempting to recoup tens of billions of rand that it believes was paid irregularly to contractors, including coal supply agreements and construction contracts, underscoring the deep rot plaguing the state-owned utility.

The extent of the embattled state-owned utility’s troubles are contained in a written reply by President Cyril Ramaphosa to a question by National Council of Provinces MP Cathlene Labuschagne of the DA...

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