Eskom will soon have a board and may rotate members annually

State owned power utility Eskom could soon have a new and permanent board.

While addressing the Auditor-General, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown presented her department’s annual report in Parliament for the 2016/17 financial year.

She announced that a special general meeting will be held for Eskom to appoint a permanent board and that candidates are currently being vetted.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN says Brown also confirmed the meeting will start the process of appointing a permanent group CEO for the scandal-plagued parastatal.

She didn't say when she would make the announcement but said the process is underway and a private firm is being used to vet the candidates and she wants to see changes with the appointments to the board.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN

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She also said in future, she'd like to see board members rotated yearly rather than every three and that they declare their interests every six months as opposed to three years.

Lindsay Dentlinger, Parliamentary reporter at EWN

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