Numsa calls for government to scrap-off SOE boards

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The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has called on government to scrap the Boards of all state-owned entities.

This comes after the decision by the Eskom Board to re-instate the utility’s former acting CEO Matshela Koko and acting head of group capital, Prish Govender to their positions.

Numsa says the only way to guarantee good governance is for the SOE’s Boards to be made up of representatives from labour, civil society, business and the state.

Numsa acting spokesperson, Phakamile Hlubi says the Board of Eskom has failed repeatedly in its oversight role.

“We are repeating our call for the Boards of State Owned Enterprises to be scrapped. In particular this must happen at Eskom. As Numsa, we will intensify our campaign against the culture of corruption at Eskom. We will also consulting with our attorneys to see what legal options we have to counter the seemingly bogus disciplinary process,” says Hlubi.