Eskom announced the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as the company’s Group Chief Executive on Monday. De Ruyter, who is currently Nampak CEO, has been tasked with turning around the embattled utility. He spent around 20 years working at Sasol and Eskom believes this will help him in his new role.
Years of corruption, mismanagement and state capture have brought the utility and the national grid to the brink of collapse. It’s debt skyrockets each year as it incurs continued multi-billion-rand losses. De Ruyter will replace Phakamani Hadebe from 15 January 2020.
— Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 18, 2019
In other news – Zolani Mahola opens up for the first time about childhood s-e-xual @buse
Freshlyground star Zolani Mahola is sharing a painful story about her past for the first time
The singer has revealed that she was sexually abused when she was a child – a secret she kept from her father and siblings. Speaking to the Sunday Times, Zolani revealed that she only told them about her ordeal at a memorial service for her mother in the Eastern Cape two weeks ago. Her mother died when she was just six years old.
Zolani said that the abuse started when she was eight and continued for several years. Her abuser was an extended family member. The 38-year-old told the publication that it took her 30 years to open up about the abuse because she didn’t feel that she could talk about it. While she managed to stop the abuse when she was 11, the internal pain of what happened to her lingered on for years. Read more