5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • Several Eskom veterans are reportedly eyeing the power utility’s top job, after former CEO Phakamani Hadebe vacated the position at the end of July. Some names that have been reported to be looking at, or are said to be considered for the job are former CEO of LNG Canada, Andy Calitz; Eskom’s former head of group capital, Dan Marokane; and former CEOs Brian Dames and Jacob Maroga. [Bloomberg]
  • Despite deploying some 1,300 soldiers to fight gang violence in Cape Town, the murder rate has remained the same, with 47 deaths recorded over the second weekend in August. This is even higher than the 43 deaths recorded over one weekend in July. There have been over 1,000 arrests. Cape Town has one of the highest murder rates in the world, sitting at about 69 people killer per 100,000 population. [BusinessLive]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today