Eskom is in the news on a regular basis nowadays, and for all the wrong reasons. Mostly this has been around its failures as the nation's electrical power utility, a series of problems that point towards some serious management problems.
Just where those management problems come from have now become spectacularly evident.
First Jacob Moroga resigned - or was it just a case of his resignation was announced?
Then Bobby Godsell resigned and Jacob Moroga is back.
This morning it seems that Jacob Moroga's resignation may be interpreted as a constructive dismissal in terms of labour legislation, hence he is back. Whilst I'm tempted to use the opportunity to say once again this shows the failings and poorly considered consequences of our labour legislation in South Africa, let's rather focus on what is really happening in that board.
Let's not beat around the bush here.Two documents submitted last month to Eskom's board by chairman Bobby Godsell - who quit suddenly yesterday - and chief executive Jacob Maroga highlight the pair's conflicting approaches to securing the future of the state-owned enterprise.
Maroga's analysis of the problems besetting Eskom focused on race problems and organisational transformation, while Godsell's assessment homed in on a host of technical matters and unfulfilled management mandates.
full story from Business Report here
What is the primary function of Eskom towards the building and advancement of this nation?
I'd suggest to supply the nation with affordable, adequately available electricity.
What is the primary function of a CEO?
I'd suggest to impliment and execute the strategic directives of the board.
Jacob Moroga doesn't seem to think so. If you want the lights to stay on without costing you an arm and a leg, this guy has just got to go.
Bobby Godsell on why he resigned.
Eskom saga a 'complete disaster'.