Date: Aug 21, 2018

Stats SA has found Eskom was the biggest contributor among state-owned entities to capital expenditure in 2017 having spent more than R75 billion.

Statistician General Risenga Maluleke released the 2017 capital expenditure by the public sector report in Pretoria on Monday.

It shows that government spending has declined for the first time since 2010.

Eskom’s capital expenditure for 2017 was R75.5 billion, which is three times more than the second biggest spender, Transnet, at R25 billion.

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