20°C / 22°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 9°C
  • Wed
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 23°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 5°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Wed
  • 22°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 5°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 6°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 26°C
  • 15°C
  • Wed
  • 27°C
  • 15°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 18°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 16°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 25°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 27°C
  • 12°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Fri
  • 14°C
  • 9°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 15°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 14°C
  • 10°C
  • Mon
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 8°C
  • Fri
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 21°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 7°C
  • Wed
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 6°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 4°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 7°C
  • Tue
  • 25°C
  • 8°C
  • Wed
  • 26°C
  • 8°C
  • Thu
  • 23°C
  • 9°C
  • Fri
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Sat
  • 25°C
  • 7°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Wed
  • 20°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 17°C
  • 11°C
  • Sat
  • 13°C
  • 10°C

Molefe hits ground running on his first day back to Eskom

Staff at Eskom's headquarters screamed and cheered as Molefe entered the reception area for an impromptu briefing.

A DA supporter holds a placard during a picket outside Eskom's Megawatt Park offices in Johannesburg on 15 May 2017 against the reappointment of the utility's CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – Brian Molefe has already held meetings and addressed staff at Eskom on his first day back as CEO while political parties maintain his re-appointment is concerning.

On Friday, Eskom's board announced that Molefe would be returning to the company after a dispute about his R30 million rand pension payout.

He resigned as the utility's CEO last year, following the release of the Public Protector's State of Capture report which revealed he'd been in constant contact with the Gupta family while they were buying a coal mine that supplies Eskom.

Staff at Eskom's headquarters screamed and cheered as Molefe entered the reception area for an impromptu briefing.

A small group of protesters who had planned to stop him from reporting for work today demonstrated outside unaware that he had arrived very early on Monday morning.

Shadow minister for public enterprises Natasha Mazzone says the protest was symbolic.

“With a cloud hanging over you such as the State of Capture report, we find that to hold this kind of position you have to be fit and proper and we don't think he is fit and proper.”

The DA has lodged papers in the High Court in Pretoria to interdict Molefe's re-appointment, while Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has met with the ANC to explain why Molefe was once again offered the top job.

Comments

EWN welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

- Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
- Sexism
- Homophobia
- Religious intolerance
- Cyber bullying
- Hate speech
- Derogatory language
- Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the EWN community a safe and welcoming space for all.

EWN reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

EWN is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

comments powered by Disqus