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Cabinet presented with proposed names for Eskom board

During a media briefing in CT earlier on Thursday, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane confirmed the names had been discussed during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Minister of Communications Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane. Picture: GCIS

CAPE TOWN - Cabinet has been presented with the proposed names of the new Eskom board members and an announcement is expected by Friday.

During a media briefing in Cape Town earlier on Thursday, Communications Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane confirmed the names had been discussed during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

The state-owned power utility is currently headed by an interim chairperson and an acting CEO while top executives face internal disciplinary charges for alleged wrongdoing.

Kubayi-Ngubane was vague on the details of Cabinet's discussions about the Eskom board.

She said Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown would announce the names.

This looks likely to happen before the close of business on Friday, according to Brown's spokesperson.

It will be up to the new board to appoint a permanent CEO at the scandal-prone state-owned company.

Cabinet was also presented with the final Integrated Resource Plan which is the blueprint for the country's energy needs.

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