Stories of Note Bytes from the digital world Brian Molefe is returning to his job as Eskom CEO on Monday, amid much outcry and protest. "We are facing serious problems. None of our applications for coal purchases have been approved by the Treasury. We need that skill that saved us last time," board spokesman Khulani Qoma says. Mark Pamensky, who was mentioned in former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, has resigned as an independent non-executive director of the Gupta-owned Oakbay Resources. In My Opinion Matters of debate The government needs to borrow R191bn in the local bond markets in 2017. President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle and SA’s subsequent relegation to junk status will cost the government and state-owned companies R2.3bn more in interest costs in 2017 alone, writes Nazmeera Moola. With Brian Molefe set to return as Eskom CEO, Carol Paton’s skewering of his claim to be the power utility’s saviour when he left in December is worth revisiting. ...

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