andré de ruyter

  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom claps back at De Ruyter and DA over diesel-burning allegations

    Eskom claps back at De Ruyter and DA over diesel-burning allegations Eskom has hit back at speculation that it is burning diesel excessively to power its open-cycle gas turbines (OCGTs) and avoid load-shedding. In a statement on Friday evening, the power utility said that "contrary to media...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    Former Eskom procurement boss wants De Ruyter to retract "defamatory" statements in book

    Former Eskom procurement boss wants De Ruyter to retract "defamatory" statements in book A disgraced Eskom chief procurement officer (CPO) has demanded that former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter withdraw claims against him in his top-selling book Truth to Power. Afrikaans Sunday newspaper Rapport...
  3. Jan

    Eskom manager who got called by hitman says she told De Ruyter about cartels, then got arrested by Hawks

    Eskom manager allegedly targeted by hitman told André de Ruyter of corruption — and got arrested Dorothy Mmushi, the former manager in Eskom's forensic department who allegedly has a price on her head, says she made former CEO André de Ruyter aware of corruption and criminal cartels operating...
  4. Jan

    Eskom received R242 billion in bailouts between 2013 and 2023, with another R254 billion on the way

    Eskom got R242 billion in bailouts and still can't keep the lights on Eskom received R242 billion in bailouts between 2013/14 and 2022/23, with an additional R254 billion debt-relief arrangement announced this year. Despite the tremendous amount of money given to Eskom in bailouts and...
  5. Jan

    Eskom board chair says they will take "appropriate and reasonable" steps against De Ruyter

    Eskom board will take action against De Ruyter over tell-all Eskom chairman Mpho Makwana says the utility's board is reviewing several alleged "transgressions" that former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter had committed in media interviews and in his recently-published book. Speaking during an Eskom...
  6. Jan

    Gordhan rips into De Ruyter, calls him a "know-all" dodging accountability for failure

    Gordhan slams De Ruyter as "know-all" with "pitiful" excuses Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has lambasted former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter over his excuses for failing to improve power station performance, reduce load-shedding, and tackle corruption at the utility. Gordhan was...
  7. Jan

    IP lawyer warns that distributing PDF of De Ruyter's book is a criminal offence

    Distributing PDF of André de Ruyter's book a criminal offence Sharing a PDF copy of André de Ruyter's recently released book is considered a criminal offence and can land you in hot water. This is according to ENSafrica intellectual property executive Waldo Steyn, who said that merely opening...
  8. Jan

    Gordhan refuses to say that Mabuza and Mantashe were accused of corruption at Eskom

    Pravin Gordhan refuses to name senior politicians accused of Eskom corruption Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has refused to reveal the names of senior politicians allegedly orchestrating the mass looting of Eskom that former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter provided him with. Gordhan was...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom suffered roughly 8 criminal incidents per day between October and December 2022

    Eskom suffered roughly 8 criminal incidents per day between October and December 2022 On a late Thursday afternoon last November, in the midst of rolling blackouts implemented by South Africa’s state-owned electricity company, a contractor at a power station in the eastern Mpumalanga province...
  10. Jan

    ANC gets permission to serve legal papers on De Ruyter in Germany

    ANC going after De Ruyter in Germany The ANC has been granted the right to serve André de Ruyter with legal papers in Germany, where the former Eskom CEO is believed to be staying. The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted the ANC an edictal citation — legal permission to serve court...
  11. Jan

    "Concocted intelligence" and "outlandish conspiracy theories" cast doubts over Andre de Ruyter assassination allegations

    Big questions over André de Ruyter cyanide poisoning allegations Intelligence reports produced by George Fivaz Forensic and Risk (GFFR) allege that former deputy president David Mabuza and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe may be involved in an alleged assassination attempt...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    De Ruyter says R1-billion-a-month stolen from Eskom is a conservative estimate

    De Ruyter says R1-billion-a-month stolen from Eskom is a conservative estimate The former head of South Africa’s state power utility said he probably underestimated when he put the amount of money that’s being stolen from the company at R1-billion-rand-a-month. Ex-chief executive officer Andre...
  13. Jan

    Andre de Ruyter says interference from Gordhan and new board made him quit

    De Ruyter explains why he quit Eskom Former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter said that micro-management by public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan and overreach by the power utility's newly-appointed board had played roles in his decision to leave the company. These admissions formed part of his...
  14. Jan

    Irregular, fruitless, and wasteful expenditure - Eskom's R940,000 oil container that should have been R80,000

    Eskom's wasted money — R860,000 overpaid on oil container and the R200,000 mop Finance minister Enoch Godongwana recently exempted Eskom from reporting irregular and wasteful expenditure in its financial statements for three years. This is despite former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter disclosing...
  15. Jan

    De Ruyter says he's willing to appear before Parliament to answer questions about ANC corruption

    André de Ruyter agrees to appear before Parliament Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) says André de Ruyter has indicated he is willing to appear in person to answer their questions about his ANC corruption allegations. This comes after the former Eskom CEO gave an...
  16. Jan

    We will smoke out De Ruyter - Fikile Mbalula

    ANC vows to "smoke out" André de Ruyter Former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter disappeared shortly after his explosive interview in which he made serious allegations about fraud and corruption involving top politicians. Last month, De Ruyter told eNCA’s Annika Larsen there was widespread malfeasance...
  17. Jan

    Kgosientsho Ramokgopa: I'm an engineer [and De Ruyter was not]

    Electricity minister takes aim at André de Ruyter eNCA journalist Heidi Giokos asked how Eskom had gone from De Ruyter's dire warning of higher stages of load-shedding a few weeks ago to a steady improvement in its coal fleet — resulting in load-shedding being suspended over the weekend...
  18. Jan

    Electricity minister says De Ruyter is wrong about corruption at Kusile

    André de Ruyter wrong about corruption at Kusile — Minister of Electricity Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa told media on Monday that the problems at Eskom’s Kusile power station have nothing to do with corruption and are purely technical. Ramokgopa embarked on a power station tour...
  19. Jan

    Eskom chairman says Andre de Ruyter must "take the South African public into his confidence"

    André de Ruyter must reveal what he knows — Eskom chair Eskom chairman Mpho Makwana says André de Ruyter must take the South African public into his confidence and share what he knows about corruption at Eskom. Makwana was responding to questions from Newzroom Africa’s Xoli Mngambi about De...
  20. Hanno Labuschagne

    Why electricity minister should heed De Ruyter's warnings

    Why electricity minister should heed De Ruyter's warnings A month ago South Africans heard some hard truths about the state of the power utility, Eskom, from the outgoing CEO André de Ruyter. In an interview broadcast on television, De Ruyter made accusations about the role of criminal gangs...
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