Pravin Gordhan Says Eskom Board Of Directors Will Be Restructured Amid SA’s Energy Crisis

“Government will soon deliberate on the reconstitution of a new and restructured Eskom board and an announcement will be made in due course.
“Minister Gordhan thanked the current board for their service during the most challenging period of the entity,” the department said.
Meanwhile, earlier today, Eskom lashed out against the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) for airing its dirty laundry to Members of Parliament about certain concerns it had at the Koeberg nuclear power station instead of raising issues internally.
In April, the portfolio committees on public enterprises and minerals and energy held a joint oversight visit at Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town to monitor the replacement of steam generators.
Eskom had, earlier this year, begun work for the replacement of three steam generators on each of the two 920MW nuclear reactors to extend the life of the Koeberg power station for an additional 20 years post its original generation life, which is 31 July 2024.
During the visit, the NUM told committee members that it was concerned about Eskom’s decision to prolong the required maintenance of the steam generator replacement, adding that it suspected shady dealings between Eskom and the French contractor, Framatome.
However, Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter today said management had suspended three senior employees after identifying poor project management, inadequate contract management and a lack of financial discipline as being contributory factors towards the project not commencing as scheduled.