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Movement in Eskom exec committee

Eskom’s interim group chief executive, Matshela Koko, announced on Wednesday movements in the executive committee structure to further strengthen the implementation of Eskom’s corporate plan.

Koko commented: “Our Design-to-cost (DTC) five-year strategic corporate plan continues to gain momentum as we focus on delivering on our five priority projects.

“These include increasing demand for electricity, reducing primary energy expenses, implementing advance analytics to deliver savings, releasing government guarantees and optimising our capital expenditure.”

He added: “I am therefore pleased to announce that the Eskom Board has endorsed the secondment of Mr Abram Masango, currently group executive for group capital to the office of the group chief executive, with immediate effect.”

Eskom exec to assist in corporate plan

According to the parastatal, upon assuming the new role, Masango will assist the group chief financial officer, Anoj Singh and Koko with the execution of the 2017/18 corporate plan. Read more…

“Mr Masango has the appropriate skills needed to ensure focused execution, with the determined leadership to manage the daunting work ahead,” added Koko.

The utility added that Prish Govender, currently general manager for capital assurance integration and special projects, will act as group executive for group capital with immediate effect.

New lead

In other leadership news, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba made the decision earlier this month to replace the entire board of City Power and many of the city’s utilities nonexecutive directors.

The mayor has previously indicated the he wants to reincorporate service delivery bodies under the city’s jurisdiction and this may be the first step in this direction.

City Power’s former chair, Rev Frank Chikane, has since been replaced by Lael Bethlehem, an economic-development specialist in the city, Business Day reported at the time. Read more…




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Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.