The EIUG learnt with relief of the appointment on Friday, 8 December 2023 of Mr Dan Marokane as Eskom Chief Executive Officer. We believe his appointment will add much-needed leadership certainty to Eskom, an organisation experiencing a challenging turnaround and major transformation restructuring.

A lack of leadership always brings uncertainty to an organisation and its stakeholders, and, in the case of Eskom, the country as a whole. We understand that Mr Marokane brings a wealth of experience and skills, based on his prior history in Eskom and his broader industry experience. We hope this balance of understanding of the industry, Eskom and consumers, will position him well to steer Eskom into a more stable and successful future. It is for these reasons that the EIUG welcomes Mr Marokane’s appointment and wishes him success!

Mr Marokane is not only taking on the responsibility of driving a major restructuring, in the midst of unprecedented and extensive power disruptions, but he is also faced with a utility besieged by irregularities. We therefore hope the Eskom Shareholder, the Board and the rest of the stakeholders will give him the support and space he requires as he vigorously drives the generation performance turnaround, tackles criminal activities, facilitates financial stability, and navigates the electricity supply industry (ESI) restructuring and the just energy transition.

As the EIUG we pledge our support in assisting him to find sustainable solutions to the current ESI challenges so that the economy can grow as well as create and protect much needed employment. We look forward to working with Mr Marokane.

ENDS

For further information, contact: Fanele.Mondi@eiug.org.za / 076 823 7086

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Notes to the editors:

The EIUG was established in 1999, and is a voluntary, non-profit association of energy intensive consumers whose members currently account for over 40% of the electrical energy consumed in South Africa. As electricity is a key input to the processes of these organisations, it is the ‘life blood’ of our businesses. Our members collectively contribute over 20% to the GDP of South Africa and employ over 650 000 people across multiple sectors, including mining, quarrying, manufacturing, electricity, transportation, and water. The EIUG is dedicated to the promotion of the interests of energy users in South African Industry.

The EIUG is a consumer-led organisation working for the good of the country. The group strongly believes that energy is the engine for economic growth and development in South Africa. We are therefore committed to working with government, power utilities and other stakeholders to ensure South Africa has energy industries which provide reliable supply at acceptable quality and competitive prices.

The EIUG is a consumer-led organisation working for the good of the country. The group strongly believes that energy is the engine for economic growth and development in South Africa. We are therefore committed to working with government, power utilities and other stakeholders to ensure South Africa has energy industries which provide reliable supply at acceptable quality and competitive prices. 

Energy Intensive Users Group of Southern Africa NPC
2019/478422/08
www.eiug.org.za
info@eiug.org.za