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CAPE TOWN - AfriBusiness has launched two applications requesting Eskom and SAP Systems to reveal information regarding software and services rendered to the power utility.

By acquiring possession of this information, AfriBusiness hopes to obtain clarity on Eskom's irregular expenditure. The requested information specifically focuses on the appointment of Brian Molefe as Eskom’s Chief Executive Officer and the exuberant bonuses awarded to Eskom employees. 

Also requested is the full description of services and/or management software provided to Eskom by SAP Systems as well as the service level agreement between Eskom and Mckinsey & Company South Africa.

AfriBusiness vowed to prevent Eskom's application to increase electricity tariffs by 19.9%. Charles Castle, manager of AfriBusiness’s Labour Law Advice Unit, says, "AfriBusiness will object as consumers and businesses alike will have to bear the brunt." 

It is understood that earlier this year AfriBusiness launched a similar application requesting documents pertaining to Eskom’s financing and facilitation of the Gupta family’s purchase of Optimum Coal Mine from Glencore, according to AfriBusiness, Eskom did not provide the requested information

"Should Eskom continue to refuse to provide the requested information, we will have no other option than to go to court," Castle added. 

- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE