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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

[Source: Business Day by Thanduxolo Jika.]

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine accepted a half a million rand “donation” from a coal company after promising it he could stop its contract with Eskom being scrapped‚ the Sunday Times reported.

The newspaper said Eskom had given notice it was planning to terminate its R8-billion contract with Just Coal‚ an Mpumalanga-based company. Owners of the company met with Maine‚ who allegedly promised to find a “political solution” to its problems with Eskom‚ but that this would come at a price — a R500‚000 donation to the ANCYL.

Just Coal‚ owned by billionaire Joe Singh‚ claims to have been “forced” to pay “donations” to many Gauteng politicians and senior Eskom executives‚ the report said.

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