Gordhan appoints new Denel, Transnet, SA Express boards; Hadebe appointed Eskom CEO

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe

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24th May 2018

By: Anine Kilian

Contributing Editor Online


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Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has appointed Phakamani Hadebe as Eskom CEO.

Hadebe has been acting CEO of the power utility since January.

The announcement was made at a media briefing, during which Gordhan announced new board appointments for various State-owned enterprises (SoEs) in his portfolio, including Eskom, Transnet, Denel and SA Express.

Tryphosa Ramano has been appointed SA Express chairperson.

The following individuals will serve as directors of SA Express:

Ronald Ozzy Lamola

Thulani Matiki Norman Kgomo

Thandiwe January-McLean

Kugan Harikrishna Thaver

Bongisiwe Mpondo

Hlengiwe Thandeka Makhathini

Thabi Leoka

Ahmed Ismail Bassa

“Cabinet has approved the appointment of a new board to the airline, comprising people with strong ethical character and the appropriate skills, knowledge and experience, particularly in the airline industry,” Gordhan said.

Cabinet, meanwhile, also approved the appointment of Popo Molefe as Transnet chairperson, together with several additional directors who have been newly appointed, including:

Mpho Emily Letlape 

Louis von Zeuner 

Ursula Nobulali Fikelepi 

Dimakatso Catherine Matshoga 

Ramasela Joyce Ganda 

Edward Christian Kieswetter 

Aluwani Percy Ramabulana 

Fholisani Sydney Mufamadi 

Vivien McMenamin

Oupa Motaung

Gratitude Ramphaka

Gordhan further announced that Monhla Hlahla has been appointed Denel chairperson, with the following individuals appointed as board directors:

Nonzukiso Zukie Iyotula 

Mandla Martin Mnisi 

Nhlanhla Rigney Kunene 

Tshilidzi Marwala 

Lieutenant General Temba Templeton Matanzima 

Gloria Serobe 

Talib Sadik 

Susan Rabkin 

Sibusiso Sibisi

Thamsanqa Magazi

Hannelie Nel

General Siphiwe Nyanda

Kabelo Lehloenya

“I have confidence that the individuals that have been appointed bring considerable skills, knowledge and experience to the boards,” he said. 

The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises welcomed the appointment of the new boards at the various.

Committee chairperson Lungi Mnganga-Gcbashe added that the committee had noted the good work done by Hadebe at Eskom since he was appointed interim CEO in January.

“He brings the experience of the Land Bank, the National Treasury and Absa to the position. We believe he has the right skill set to stabilise Eskom, something the country needs desperately. We have confidence that the new board members, who have been appointed and confirmed, will be able to bring about changes in governance and restore financial stability in the respective SOEs,” she said.


Edited by Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online




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