9 November 2017

South Africa: Notes From the House - Unite Behind Monitors Eskom Inquiry Probe


Parliament's investigation into state capture of Eskom has spilled over into the public domain. And it's not the shocking revelations before the Committee on Public Enterprises alone that are grabbing attention. NGO Unite Behind has launched its own Eskom Monitoring Project, which is keeping track of this sordid story, which began in 2010 when former minister Barbara Hogan first raised a red flag about President's Zuma's interference in the boards of state-owned enterprises. By MOIRA LEVY.

First published by Notes from the House

If Parliament had hopes of hiding the inquiry into Eskom under the cover of a run-of-the-mill parliamentary committee process, then it has failed.

Now civil society movement Unite Behind has upped the ante by launching the Eskom Monitoring Project, with the slogan "Get involved! The corruption at Eskom has gone on too long".

This turns a parliamentary investigation into a public campaign. For the first time, Parliament is taking seriously allegations of state capture, and the Eskom Monitoring Project is making sure that citizens know that they are directly affected.

A member of the Eskom Monitoring Group and former leader of NGO Equal Education, Doron Isaacs, explains that the aim is to offer assistance where Parliament may...

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