Eskom dismisses reports of ‘lavish’ upgrades

Mail & Guardian, 27 April, 2014.

Eskom on Sunday defended its proposed upgrades to Megawatt Park, its head office in Johannesburg, as a necessity despite the utility being under financial constraints.

They “are essential, they aren’t lavish upgrades”, spokesperson Andrew Etzinger said.

He said the upgrades were necessary for the health and safety of staff, data security and the improvement of energy efficiency.

The Sunday Times reported that the upgrades would cost the power utility R500-million. Etzinger, however, could not confirm the costs. He said there was no trade off between the health and wellness of staff and investments…

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