PARLIAMENT, May 24 – Interim Eskom boss Phakamani Hadebe has been appointed permanently as the chief executive officer of South Africa’s state-owned power utility, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Thursday.
Speaking during a media briefing in Parliament, Gordhan said Hadebe’s appointment was approved by Cabinet during its fortnightly meeting on Wednesday.
The minister said Hadebe had made various “advances” at Eskom since his appointment as the interim chief executive in January. These include introducing good governance practices so that Eskom was “now able to borrow from the capital markets” and ensuring those guilty of malfeasance “have either resigned or they going through disciplinary processes”.
– African News Agency (ANA)