South Africa
Unions spark trouble for new electricity minister's Eskom plans

Newly appointed South African Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa addresses Eskom workers during a visit to the Lethabo Power Station near Sasolburg, on 23 March 2023.
Newly appointed South African Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa addresses Eskom workers during a visit to the Lethabo Power Station near Sasolburg, on 23 March 2023. © Ihsaan Haffejee/AFP
New electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramogkopa's speeches have angered the main union leaders at the troubled state-owned power utility. The heads of NUM and Solidarity hold that corruption is at the crux of the woes of Eskom and its employees. Meanwhile, the unions are planning to make significant demands for salary increases. [...]
Published on 05.04.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 3 minutes
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