BLSA welcomes new Eskom board appointment

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Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has welcomed the appointment of the new board at Eskom saying it reflects government’s commitment to transform state-owned entities.

BLSA CEO Bonang Mohale says government should also address issues facing other state-owned companies.

Mohale says this decision is a clear display of commitment by government to the transformation of state owned enterprises in general and Eskom in particular.

She says: “We had to start with this big elephant so that we can then go to SAA, thereafter we go to Transnet and then to Denel and then to the SABC.”

Government announced a new board for Eskom on Saturday to be chaired by Jabu Mabuza, the current Telkom chairperson.

It’s also instructed the new board to appoint a permanent CEO and CFO within three months.

Among others, Government has called on all Eskom employees and other stakeholders who may have evidence of wrongdoing to bring this to the attention of law enforcement agencies so that culprits can be brought to book.