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Eskom board member Busi Mavuso resigns amid power crisis 

by Thys Khiba
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By Thys Khiba – Business Leadership South Africa executive director Busi Mavuso resigned with immediate effect as non executive director of power utility Eskom on Tuesday, after a short meeting between the board and Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan. 

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The power utility is now left with five non-executive directors, after at least eight board members resigned. Eskom is allowed to have a maximum of 13 non-executive directors.

News24 reported that two board members viewed the recent call by government to reconstitute the Eskom board as a way of managing public perceptions in the middle of the worst-ever power cuts on record, rather than an attempt to solve power crisis.

Last week, the Cabinet resolved that the board should be strengthened. 

Gordhan allegedly informed board members that power utility board will be changed in the next few days.

The current directors who started serving in 2018 have attempted to convince the minister to fill the vacancies on the board with members that had technical and Eskom backgrounds. 

The new board would be expected to review the management structure of the company. Responding to questions asked by opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Gordhan confirmed new board would scrutinise the management of Eskom and its operations. 

“That board will review the entire management system of Eskom. It will also review the current operations of Eskom and make the necessary recommendations in respect of any changes that need to be made,” said Gordhan.

It is still unclear whether Gordhan will replace the whole board of directors, or some will be retained to allow for continuity.



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