Transnet agreement with Chinese company hits the skids

South Africa’s freight rail operator has failed to finalise an agreement with a Chinese supplier of locomotives that would have helped it to repair coaches, get equipment and boost capacity on its lines.


Eskom to fall under SA Energy Department

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the energy department will take over responsibility for overseeing state utility Eskom Holdings, which has been failing to meet the nation’s power demand since 2008.


Poisoned chalice at Eskom

Within hours of Eskom CEO André de Ruyter’s submitting his resignation last month, someone tried to poison him with cyanide.