Eskom appoints previous National Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba as chair

Makgoba's appointment follows the resignation of Jabu Mabuza and makes way for a board restructure.

Following the resignation of Eskom board chairman Jabu Mabuza, the power utility has announced the appointment of Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba as its interim chair. 

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Makgoba joined Eskom in 2018 as a non-executive director. He is an immunologist, physician, public health advocate, academic and former vice-chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He’s served as the National Health Ombudsman and is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine.

His appointment follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on Friday 10 January of his plan to introduce a reconfigured Eskom board with the appropriate mix of electricity industry, engineering and corporate governance experience.