Eskom to get new CEO soon

Eskom to get new CEO soon

2014-07-29 13:09

Johannesburg - A new Eskom CEO will be appointed in the next few weeks, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday.

"I intend taking this matter to Cabinet soon with a view to announce a new appointment, latest by mid-August," Brown said in a statement.

"Following this, I have urged the board to move rapidly to fill all the other critical vacant executive positions to ensure the sustainability of the company."

Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames stepped down in March. Dames had worked for Eskom for 26 years and was appointed CEO in July 2010.

Since Collin Matjila was appointed acting chief executive officer, allegations of maladministration had been levelled against him.

According to reports in May, a leaked forensic report by auditing firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo detailed Matjila's involvement in the selling of the old Congress of SA Trade Unions' building in central Johannesburg and the purchase of the new one.

The report was on an investigation into Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi's role in the two transactions. Cosatu allegedly overpaid R6.3m for the new building while the old one was undersold by at least R9m.

Matjila was chief executive of Kopano Ke Matla, Cosatu's investment arm, at the time of the sale.

  • Kathi Smuts - 2014-07-29 13:16

    and will he / she shed some light on why we are being ripped of for electricity.

      Edrich Hunt - 2014-07-29 15:45

      Just get a person with dignity and integrity pleeeeeeeze. Is that too much to ask as we are the ones paying his HUGE salary??

      Hugo Monterro - 2014-07-29 17:07

      Is Lynne Brown the right colour??? ?

  • Jacque Montague Raymer - 2014-07-29 13:59

    Maybe time to appoint a white man and get the infrastructure back into working condition?

      Kathi Smuts - 2014-07-29 14:11

      Yes, some white light is definitely needed.

  • Jaco de Clerck - 2014-07-29 13:59

    Hey Jacob !!! Which family member is it going to be this time ? Son, dauhghter, nephew, niece, cousin (s)? You have so many. Before long this will turn into a dictatorship......sorry to late !!!

      Kathi Smuts - 2014-07-29 14:51

      20watt Zuma will be the next CEO. He is not as bright as 60 watt and probably not as qualified.

  • Jurgen Hartmann - 2014-07-29 17:11

    Will it make any difference?

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