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'Eskom's permanent CEO to be picked by October', says Brown

In an effort to stabilise the utility, Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown says Eskom will likely have a permanent CEO by the end of October.

Brown says that while she's happy with Eskom’s acting CEO Brian Molefe, it will be up to the board whether he stays on permanently in that position.

I could hope as much as I like, but this is in the hands of the board. I'd like to appoint somebody by the end of October. Brian Molefe seems to have done really well, the morale of Eskom workers are at record highs.

Lynn Brown, Minister of Public Enterprises

The Minister said she was impressed that the country has gone over a month without load shedding, attributing it to calculated maintenance work on the grid.

Despite the notable improvement, Brown has expressed that the utility is still too vulnerable to be sold or privatised.

Eskom is hoping that South Africa will have a load shedding-free summer.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


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