Energy expert Professor Anton Eberhard warns that Eskom’s diesel problems increase the risk of a system failure.
Poor management and maintenance have led to high-level disasters at Eskom's power stations over the last two years.
Eskom has been telling South Africans that its ageing coal-fired power station fleet is the main reason for breakdowns. However, the real reasons are much closer to home.
Eskom is in deep financial trouble, with its interest expense far exceeding its operating profit, which shows that it can no longer service its debt.
The Dis-Chem board has responded to the backlash following a letter from Dis-Chem CEO Ivan Saltzman, which prohibits the appointment and promotion of white people.