Business#Eskom makes plans to avoid Oracle switch-off
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Eskom has reportedly made contingency plans to ensure that its dispute with software company Oracle does not lead to a blackout and is already embarking on a procurement process to look for alternative suppliers.
Interim board chair Malegapuru Makgoba told Business Day no South African should have sleepless nights about the possibility of lights going off because of Oracle.
The payment dispute with Oracle has emerged as another risk to the country’s already strained electricity supply. It now faces the possibility of Oracle withdrawing crucial services and functions.