Malegapuru William Makgoba appointed as Eskom interim Chair – DPE

Dept says appointment is consistent with commitment to good governance and stability of SOE

Government appoints Professor Malegapuru Makgoba as Eskom interim Chair

15 January 2020

Following the recent resignation of Eskom Board Chairman Mr Jabu Mabuza, the government has appointed Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba as interim chair.

Professor Makgoba is a leading scientist and academic who joined  the Eskom Board as a non-executive director in 2018. He is the independent lead director.

His appointment as interim chair is consistent with the government's commitment to good governance and the stability of the company.

The government is going through the process of putting in place a reconfigured board in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on Friday (Jan 10).

President Ramaphosa announced the Government’s plan to introduce a reconfigured Eskom Board with the appropriate mix of electricity industry, engineering and corporate governance experience.

Issued by Sam Mkokeli on behalf of Department of Public Enterprises, 15 January 2020