Davies removes underperforming SABS board

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Thursday dissolved the board of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) with immediate effect for failing to exercise its fiduciary duties and its alleged complicity in the approval of the substandard Tegeta coal for State-owned power utility Eskom.  This comes after three directors resigned after Davies earlier this month asked the board members to make oral and written representations – which Davies deemed "unsatisfactory" and "unpersuasive" respectively – as to why he should not remove them from the SABS board on the back of the allegations against the crucial institution.