Why we need a new Eskom board

The Star Early Edition - - THE STAR AUCTIONS -

ESKOM’S board should be dis­solved. It com­pro­mised the power util­ity’s brand val­ues, busi­ness ethics and rep­u­ta­tion man­age­ment.

It also com­pro­mised its cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, trans­parency, ac­count­abil­ity, re­spon­si­bil­ity, cred­i­bil­ity, hon­esty, re­spect, and trans­mis­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion of elec­tric­ity.

No ef­forts were made to pre­vent the scourge of mal­func­tion­ing strate­gic busi­ness units, es­pe­cially gen­er­a­tion, and com­bat­ing cor­rupt ac­tiv­i­ties and prac­tices.

Did it re­ally scru­ti­nise its own man­date, vi­sion, mis­sion and strat­egy?

If it did, I don’t agree with its method­ol­ogy and ap­proach, es­pe­cially when one re­views Eskom’s “Eight Di­men­sions of Sus­tain­abil­ity”.

I should have iden­ti­fied that the trust in the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Eskom and its for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive, Brian Molefe has ir­re­triev­ably bro­ken down, due to his “job hop­ping” ini­tia­tives.

They should also have charged him for breach of his em­ploy­ment con­tract, dere­lic­tion of his du­ties and ac­count­abil­i­ties, gross neg­li­gence, de­ser­tion, go­ing awol (on un­paid leave), gross mis­con­duct, in­sub­or­di­na­tion, reck­less be­hav­iour, bring­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion into dis­re­pute and more.

That’s why I’m rec­om­mend­ing that the Eskom board be dis­solved. Mekoa Sereme Se­bo­keng

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