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Daily Podcast – January 28, 2020

28th January 2020 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Eskom brings back former manager from Philippines to head Kusile construction, High Court dismisses former SAA chair Dudu Myeni's latest appeal bid and, AA projects fall in fuel prices for February

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Eskom brings back former manager from Philippines to head Kusile construction

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Eskom has enlisted the services of a former senior project manager to manage its Kusile construction project.

Avin Maharaj left Eskom in 2017 to work at an Energy company in the Philippines.

He was appointed as projects director for the Kusile project on January 23, and replaces Binesh Singh, who has held the position at Kusile until now.

The Kusile project has been beset by cost overruns and delays. With an eventual installed capacity of 4 800 MW, the mammoth power station will be the fourth largest of its kind on earth, according to Eskom.

 

High Court dismisses former SAA chair Dudu Myeni's latest appeal bid

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni for leave to appeal a December ruling stating that the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse has standing to bring a delinquency case against her. 

The case to have Myeni declared a delinquent director has been hobbled by a series of delays, mainly on Myeni’s part, ranging from unexpected change of legal representatives to amendments to her plea.

Judge Ronel Tolmay dismissed Myeni's latest application and ordered her to pay Outa and the SAA Pilots Association's legal fees which are immediately taxable and must be paid within 30 days. 

 

AA projects fall in fuel prices for February

The Automobile Association has said that global declines in the price of oil since the second week of 2019 will likely give South African motorists a breather for February.

The AA was commenting on unaudited month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund which projects that 95 Octane petrol will drop by around 13 cents a litre and 93 Octane petrol will drop by 4 cents a litre.

Both grades of diesel will drop by 4 cents a litre while the illuminating paraffin will decrease by 3 cents.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

To keep in touch with the news while you are on the move, visit m.polity.org.za 

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