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Thava Govender has resigned as Group Executive of Generation for Eskom. Govender, who is set to leave the utility at the end of October, is also Acting Group Executive of Risk and Sustainability.

Govender has worked for Eskom for 27 years and during this time held various positions in Eskom, such as being a member of the Eskom Executive Committee (Exco) as well as various sub-committees thereof; Director of Eskom Enterprises; a member of the Board of the Rotek and Roshcon Group (an Eskom Enterprises subsidiary); Chairman of the Council of the Eskom Academy of Learning; and Exco Sponsor for the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.

Eskom is a member of the GO15, an organisation that represents the largest Grid Operators around the world. In October 2017, Govender was appointed as the President of the GO15 steering board for 2017/2018.

“We thank Govender for his efforts in helping to stabilise Eskom and wish him well in his new endeavours,” noted Eskom’s Group Chief Executive Phakamani Hadebe.

The utility added that Govender’s successor will be announced in due course.

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