On the front page of the Sunday Times:
Cash-strapped Eskom wants to burden South Africa’s consumers with a huge rate increase next year – while demanding that the Treasury approve the expansion of a contract to buy thousands of office chairs at an average of around R2‚600 each‚ the Sunday Times reported.
It said the utility – so mired in corruption and mismanagement scandals that it has been named the “biggest risk to the South African economy” – wanted an extra R24-million to buy 9‚217 “operator and visitor chairs”.
This is on top of an existing R72.7-million contract‚ signed in 2013‚ to supply office and “soft” chairs‚ the newspaper said. It said the latest request would have seen Eskom spend a total of R100-million so that its employees and visitors can sit comfortably.
By: Prega Govender And Sabelo Skiti – Sunday Times
Source: TMG Digital.