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  • ANC Chair Mantashe says calls for HealthMin Mkhize to step down amid allegations of corruption an "occupational hazard" – saying people should be allowing investigations to go ahead before calling for action
  • Eskom CEO says unbundling of Eskom will allow for more independent power producers, while Eskom focuses on transmission or managing the national grid, but still play a role in distribution or sales of electricity.
    • Legal separation due end 2021, while the split for generation and distribution is expected by Dec 2022
  • DA MP calls for hybrid approach to speed up vaccine rollout – allowing walk-ins at various sites for those who qualify in addition to the Electronic Vaccination Data System.
    • Says the EVDS appointment system is exclusionary, given it is only online. Says at current levels, achieving the vaccination targets is impossible
  • Turkish power ship company Karpowership SA hits back at rival bidder for a R255bn state power deal.
    • In court papers Karpowership denied any involvement in corruption, asking why, if DNG was aware of corruption, it said nothing until its bid was disqualified.
    • DNG said the bidding process was manipulated to help Karpowership win the deal, and says he was "shaken down" by senior govt officials and associates of mineral resources minister Gwede Mantashe.
    • Kapowerships says that if this were the case, DNG would have been aware of the alleged corruption for 10 months and did not act
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