The head of the Eskom generation closes | Fin24

Electricity firm Eskom announced the resignation of its generation group executive Philip Dukashe with “great regret,” it said in a statement Monday.

Dukashe, who has been with Eskom for 26 years, will step down on May 31.

According to Eskom, Dukashe cited a “critical need” for greater balance in his health, family and job responsibilities, which he noted in his resignation letter and during interviews with Eskom executives.

General manager Rhulani Mathebula – who has also previously acted as the group’s executive by generation – will step into Dukashe’s role as the utility hires a replacement.

In a statement, Eskom spokesman Sikonathi Mantshantsha said the utility “hailed” Dukashe for “selfless leadership, integrity and excellence.”

“Philip’s broad institutional knowledge, cross-cutting skills and solid executive leadership experience created much-needed stability in the Generation division during his tenure and made some significant progress in helping to overturn Generation,” he said.

The utility has previously warned of an increased risk of load shedding at short notice, having suspended the last load shedding period only on Saturday.

In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the unbundling of Eskom is on track and expressed optimism that the unbundling of Eskom’s generation and distribution divisions would be completed by December 2022.

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