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numFin24 reports that incoming Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter can expect a rocky start to his tenure as boss of the troubled state-owned power utility, as the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) plans to demonstrate and hand him a memorandum on his first day in the office.  

This will come against a backdrop of the highly anticipated Special Paper on Eskom, and the planned unbundling of the power utility into three entities – generation, transmission and distribution.  De Ruyter is due to start serving as Eskom CEO on 15 January next year.  NUM energy sector coordinator Paris Mashego said on Thursday that the union planned to demonstrate on his first day at the office.  "We are going on a protected industrial action in the new year.  We will launch that on January 15 when De Ruyter arrives.  We will welcome him with a memorandum that he must respond to within seven days," said Mashego.  Mashego indicated that the NUM wanted the unbundling of Eskom halted and it also did not want Eskom residing under the Department of Public Enterprises.  Additionally, Mashego charged that De Ruyter has no engineering background.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Khulekani Magubane at Fin24


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