20°C / 22°C
  • Thu
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 29°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 28°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 26°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 17°C
  • 13°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 13°C
  • Mon
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Tue
  • 22°C
  • 13°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 16°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 30°C
  • 15°C
  • Mon
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 28°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 22°C
  • 19°C
  • Fri
  • 27°C
  • 19°C
  • Sat
  • 24°C
  • 19°C
  • Sun
  • 21°C
  • 17°C
  • Mon
  • 20°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 16°C
  • Thu
  • 21°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 16°C
  • Sat
  • 20°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 18°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 33°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Sat
  • 16°C
  • 9°C
  • Sun
  • 20°C
  • 8°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 8°C
  • Tue
  • 23°C
  • 9°C
  • Thu
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Fri
  • 19°C
  • 13°C
  • Sat
  • 15°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 17°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 21°C
  • 11°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 12°C
  • Thu
  • 33°C
  • 17°C
  • Fri
  • 32°C
  • 15°C
  • Sat
  • 32°C
  • 14°C
  • Sun
  • 31°C
  • 14°C
  • Mon
  • 29°C
  • 17°C
  • Tue
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 32°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 31°C
  • 18°C
  • Sat
  • 31°C
  • 15°C
  • Sun
  • 29°C
  • 16°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 13°C
  • Tue
  • 19°C
  • 10°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 13°C
  • Fri
  • 30°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 32°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 32°C
  • 12°C
  • Mon
  • 24°C
  • 14°C
  • Tue
  • 21°C
  • 14°C
  • Thu
  • 27°C
  • 14°C
  • Fri
  • 22°C
  • 14°C
  • Sat
  • 19°C
  • 12°C
  • Sun
  • 16°C
  • 11°C
  • Mon
  • 17°C
  • 10°C
  • Tue
  • 18°C
  • 12°C

Ramaphosa makes major changes at Eskom

The new board has been instructed to remove Matshela Koko and Anoj Singh as well as any other employees who face serious allegations.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the lead in addressing the challenges at Eskom with a new board being appointed and controversial executives removed.

Last week, Ramaphosa held a meeting with President Jacob Zuma, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Jabu Mabuza has been appointed new chairperson of a 13-member board which has been instructed to immediately remove Matshela Koko and Anoj Singh from the utility.

In just over a month after being appointed as the ANC’s president Ramaphosa has, in essence, effected major changes at Eskom.

Ramaphosa as Chair of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on SOE Reform held a high-level meeting on Friday.

Until now, Brown has kept Zethembe Khoza as chair of the board despite some serious allegations about his conduct.

Eskom also cleared controversial executives Koko and Prish Govender of wrongdoing and recently reinstated them.

Singh who has been accused of working closely with the Gupta’s was also due to face an “internal” disciplinary hearing after being suspended several months ago.

The board, however, has been instructed to remove Koko and Singh immediately as well as any other employees who face serious allegations.

Koko and Singh have been embroiled in a number of alleged scandals, some involving the Gupta’s.

Government has also called on all Eskom employees and other stakeholders who may have evidence of wrongdoing to bring this to the attention of law enforcement agencies so that the culprits can be brought to book.

Ramaphosa says he’s confident that these interventions will restore the important contribution Eskom makes to the economy.

WELL WISHES

The African National Congress (ANC) has wished the newly appointed Eskom board and the acting CEO well, saying it believes they will return the utility to its rightful place as a high-performance organisation with an ethical leadership.

The ruling party says the appointment of an experienced, qualified and credible leadership to the board will restore the credibility of the entity.

The ANC says it’s confident that government interventions in the power supply serve to bring closer the realisation of commitment to mobilise all social partners behind an economic recovery plan.

The new board will consist of:

  1. Mr Jabu Mabuza as Chairperson

  2. Mr Sifiso Dabengwa

  3. Ms Sindi Mabaso-Koyana

  4. Mr Mark Lamberti

  5. Professor Tshepo Mongalo

  6. Professor Malegapuru Makgoba

  7. Ms Busisiwe Mavuso

  8. Ms Nelisiwe Magubane

  9. Dr Rod Crompton

  10. Mr George Sebulela

  11. Dr Pulane Molokwane

  12. Dr Banothile Makhubela

  13. Ms Jacky Molisane

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