Invitation to Debate on Future of Eskom

Dear Member,

Please see the invitation to attend a debate on the restructuring of Eskom. SACCI is not involved in organizing or hosting the debate, and members are therefore requested to make contact with the organizers directly, should they have an interest in attending.


Invitation to join the debate on the restructuring of Eskom


You, your friends, colleagues, business associates and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend an open, energy sector debate to consider:


Should Eskom be restructured, and if so, how and when?


DATE: Thursday 10 May 2018
TIME: 15h00 for15h30 to 18h00, with drinks and snacks thereafter
VENUE: Axiz Auditorium, International Business Gateway, cnr. New Rd and 6th St, Midrand (see map here)
COST: R100 per person, payable at the door, to cover snacks and drinks (no cost for bona fide editors, journalists and camera crew covering the debate)


Click here for further information, map, debate programme, the background of chairperson and presenters


Join the debate, explore the issues, shape the future and network with energy sector leaders, colleagues, business associates and friends, in a cordial and professional environment!


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The chairperson and the presenters of the three motions will all be participating in the debate in their personal capacities.


The debate will be chaired by Mr. Chris Forlee, CEO of NERSA, and three motions will be presented and debated as follows:

Motion 1: Presented by Mr. Frans Baleni, former secretary-general of NUM, currently vice chairperson of the Development Bank of Southern Africa:
“Although needing renewed financial, operational and maintenance discipline, and rooting out of maladministration and corruption, the current Eskom structure as a vertically integrated SOE is suitable and appropriate for the socio-economic and developmental needs of South Africa”.


Motion 2: Presented by Ms. Nelisiwe Magubane, former DG at Department of Energy, currently chairperson of Matleng Energy Solutions and Trinergi Advisory Services, and non-executive director of Eskom:
“While maintaining the current structure as a vertically integrated utility, increased public participation in the business of Eskom through additional public and/or strategic equity partners is needed to recapitalize the business and introduce enhanced accountability and transparency”.


Motion 3: Presented by Prof. Anton Eberhard, director of infrastructure reform and regulation at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
“The business model of Eskom, and indeed the whole electricity supply industry in South Africa needs to fundamentally restructured to make it fit-for-purpose to face the challenges of future electricity supply, generally along the lines proposed in the Government White Paper on Energy Policy of 1998”.


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