Verbaas – Hulle hou nie lank in die “top bestuursposte” nie, maar dis ook kommerwekkend hoeveel is “gekwalifiseerd of het die ervaring” – daar is geen ervaring, behalwe hoe om miljoene te laat wegraak in tenders in wat ook nie geskik is vir Eskom nie. .. .. .. Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza has resigned, the presidency announced on 10 January 2020. “In his resignation letter, Mabuza apologised for Eskom’s inability to meet the commitment it made to the president, the deputy president and the relevant ministers at a meeting on 11 December 2019 to avoid load shedding over this period,” the presidency’s statement said.
Mabuza was appointed Eskom chairman in January 2018. He has failed to turn around the fortunes of the troubled power utility despite numerous bailouts from National Treasury. According to the presidency, Mabuza’s resignation has paved the way for government to announce plans for “a re-configured Eskom board with the appropriate mix of electricity industry, engineering and corporate governance experience”.
Mabuza’s resignation comes a day after Deputy President David Mabuza told ANC supporters in the Northern Cape that the Eskom board, along with Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, misled President Cyril Ramaphosa about the extent of the crisis at the state power utility when they told him that load shedding would be suspended until after January 13.
The deputy president made the remarks as South Africans once again suffer daily power outages while Eskom battles to increase its generating capacity and bring out-of-service units back on the grid. Legal think tank and lobby group Insika Economic Movement has called for government to investigation the matter further. On Friday, tripartite alliance partner Cosatu called for Gordhan to be axed for what they termed his failure to fix ailing state-owned entities (SOEs).
Ramaphosa has noted the resignation of Jabu Mabuza as member and Chairperson of the Board of Eskom Limited. Mabuza tendered his resignation on Friday. In his resignation letter, Mabuza apologised for Eskom’s inability to meet the commitment it made to the President, the Deputy President and the relevant Ministers at a meeting on December 11 to avoid load shedding over this period.
Sabotasie kom al ‘n lang pad, voor 1994 … ANC het daarop voortgebou…
Eskom – “Sabotage – corruption”
This call was made by the legal think tank and lobby group Insika Economic Movement, who have called on government to probe the matter further.
Gordhan (what future with Eskom) – Ramaphosa
Also the Chairman of Telkom SA SOC Limited. He is widely recognised as a successful entrepreneur. He retired from the position of Group Chief Executive of Tsogo Sun Holdings Ltd then served as its Deputy Chairman for a period. Jabu is the current Chairman of the Casino Association of South Africa (CASA), President of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA), Co-Convener of the CEO Initiative, Chairman of the Africa portion of the merged Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, Chairman of the Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).
Jabu Mabuza – Eskom – Telkom – Tsogo Sun
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1990, Joint Managing Director, Operations; Chief Executive Officer, FABCOS Marketing. Director, member or chairman, past and present, of numerous companies, banks, financial institutions and other organizations, including: Chairman, Board of Directors, Telkom; Chairman, Casino Association of South Africa (CASA); Holdings; Co-Convener, CEO Initiative; Chairman, Africa, Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller; Chairman, Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). Has held directorships with the Southern Sun and Tsogo Sun Groups. Has presented several papers in Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, United States of America and Europe on black economic empowerment investment in South Africa, small and medium enterprise development and the role of business in transition. Recipient of numerous awards and honours. Jabu holds a Doctorate in Commerce (Honoris Causa) from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Partners of .. and more millionaires – billionaires
Eskom CEO and board chairperson Jabu Mabuza on Tuesday told MPs that the power utility’s debt levels have reached the ceiling. In an e-mailed response to Sunday World, the power producer would not comment on whether it has been misleading the public on its financial statements.
Eskom – Ted Blom