There’s a sense in which the controversy that’s erupted over the spat between Eskom board member Busisiwe Mavuso and parliament’s standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa captures everything that is wrong with the governance of SA’s state-owned enterprises.  

Scopa was on an oversight visit to Eskom to get the power utility to explain the current round of load-shedding. In a meeting with management and board members on Friday, Mavuso told Scopa that the board and CEO André de Ruyter could not be the “fall guys” for the ANC-led government.            ..

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