The stepdaughter of Eskom boss Matshela Koko raked in contracts worth about R1-billion for her company from the state utility. Koketso Choma, 26, who graduated just three years ago, was appointed a director at Impulse International last April. Over the next 11 months, the company was awarded eight lucrative contracts from a division of Eskom that Koko headed up until he was appointed acting CEO in December. This week Koko contradicted himself, first telling Sunday Times he had only found out about his stepdaughter's involvement in Impulse four weeks ago. He later said in an e-mail that he had known about it since August. As group executive for generation, Koko had direct influence on supply chain management at Eskom, a division that reported to him. In total, Impulse International - which describes itself on its website as "a multinational engineering and project management, planning and cost management consultancy and technical service provider" - has been awarded close to R1.8-bil...

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