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Ramaphosa announces Eskom task team members

The high-level task team will assist with Eskom’s operational, structural and financial challenges.

Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has on Friday appointed an Eskom Sustainability Task Team to advise government on how to resolve its ongoing challenges.

A statement issued by the Presidency on Friday afternoon says the high-level task team, which consists of individuals with extensive electricity, management, and economic expertise, will assist with Eskom’s operational, structural and financial challenges.

Ramaphosa said on Radio 702 and CapeTalk on Thursday night that his minister had discovered horrific incidents at state-owned enterprises with general corporate governance rules ignored and trashed.

Now he has announced an eight-member panel including former Eskom CEO Brian Dames and former National Union of Mineworkers general secretary Frans Baleni.

The Presidency says the assessments that will be carried out by the task team arise from government's concern about the lack of adequate electricity which is having a negative impact on economic recovery.

Eskom’s board of directors, management and the Department of Public Enterprises will work with the task team.

Ramaphosa has appointed the following task team members:

Anton Eberhard

Brian Dames

Tsakani Mthombeni

Sy Gourrah

Grové Steyn

Frans Baleni

Mick Davis

Busisiwe Vilakazi

[WATCH] Full interview: President Ramaphosa in conversation with Xolani Gwala

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