Behind every great fortune lies a great crime, said Honoré de Balzac, arguably the most important French writer and a man idolised by a generation of novelists, including Charles Dickens. 

Power utility Eskom, you’d have to say, probably represents South Africa’s single biggest heist in recent years. Its rolling blackouts have robbed thousands of their livelihoods and prospects, even as the utility was drained of physical cash by such ethics-lite consultants as McKinsey...

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