A perfect storm may engulf Eskom and labour unions as they start a new round of wage talks this month.

The embattled power utility is fighting fires on many fronts. It has a R464bn debt book; capacity issues that make it a perpetual struggle to keep the lights on; infighting amid a post-state-capture clean-up; and a board-initiated investigation into allegations of racism against CEO André de Ruyter. Wage talks between the utility and its two largest trade unions will only add to its woes...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now