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Eskom appoints new CEO as load-shedding continues

Eskom has announced the appointment of Calib Cassim as Interim Group Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

According to a press statement, Cassim will lead the Eskom management team until further notice.

He was appointed as Eskom’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in November 2018 after serving as Acting CFO from July 2017.

Cassim’s appointment comes a day after the power utility announced its board had reached a mutual agreement that the notice period of chief executive Andre De Ruyter had been curtailed to 28 February.

He is a registered Chartered Accountant (SA) and holds a master’s degree in Business Leadership (MBL).

With over 20 years of service in Eskom, his qualifications and extensive experience have provided Cassim with a deep understanding and appreciation of the Eskom business and the electricity industry, especially regarding the challenges facing the financing of operations and future expansion of the industry.

In other news – AKA’s tombstone missing

Kiernan “AKA” Forbes’s tombstone has been removed days after his burial. The rapper was shot and killed in Durban; he got honored with a befitting burial last week Saturday.

However, a video revealing the absence of the tombstone has surfaced on social media with rumors that it’s been stolen. Josh Kenp, the Operations Manager at Authentic Stones, reported that the musician’s tombstone was not stolen. Learn More

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