Eskom powers headless into Medupi mess

19 July 2013 | M&G Online

The gap left by Eskom’s erstwhile finance director and head of capital projects, Paul O’Flaherty, looms large as the utility struggles over delays at its Medupi power station amid massive power constraints on the country.

Despite his resignation which was only officially announced in November, but which was reportedly submitted in Sep­tember, the board has yet to find a replacement for him nearly a year later.

In May, when Eskom and Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba were still declaiming that Medupi would produce its first power by December, Gigaba told journalists he had written to Eskom’s board requesting that they get O’Flaherty to stay on as the head of capital projects. Continue reading.

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