Cape Town – Eskom is reportedly set to appoint Dan Marokane as its new CEO, months after the resignation of André de Ruyter, reports said on Friday.
Marokane, currently leading sugar producer Tongaat-Hulett, previously served as the head of group capital at Eskom.
The appointment is expected to be approved in a special Cabinet meeting.
Eskom has been without a leader for over nine months since de Ruyter’s resignation.
Marokane will face the task of reviving Eskom ahead of the 2024 national elections.
Dan Marokane is expected to be appointed as the new CEO of South Africa’s state power utility Eskom after an almost year-long search for a candidate, sources say https://t.co/BgxFgVenK3
— Bloomberg (@business) December 7, 2023
The previous frontrunner for CEO was rejected by Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, who emphasized non-interference in the board’s affairs, The Citizen reported.
De Ruyter resigned in December 2022, citing challenges in addressing the load shedding crisis and corruption within government.
Calib Cassim has been acting as CEO since De Ruyter’s resignation.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu