Following the surprise resignation of Dr Baldwin Ngubane from South African power utility Eskom, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has appointed Zethembe Khoza as interim Chairperson of the Eskom Board.
Khoza, a non-executive board member at the parastatal since 2013, is no stranger to interim positions as in 2015 he was appointed Eskom’s acting CEO following the resignation of Zola Tsotsi.
“He is a kind, caring and wonderful friend and colleague”, reads one of his testimonials. “A man with deep understanding and knowledge, extremely respectful and patient with a strong African culture belief system and total respect for other cultures”.
Khoza received a National Technical Diploma in Telecommunications Technology from the Pretoria Technikon in 1982.
At around the same time he was working as a Managing Executive at Telkom SA Ltd; a role he maintained for 32 years until 2012.
His other educational experiences include degree programs and mentorship stints at Potchefstroom Business School, the University of Stellenbosch and Harvard University.
Khoza also owns his own investment company, Zet Kay investments, in which he is still presently active and whose investment fields are listed as “Construction work, Civil Engineering, Plumbing, Building Maintenance and Renovations as well as consulting work”.
Minister Brown has divulged that Khoza’s time as interim Chairperson will extend until she is able to receive approval from Cabinet with regards to new board appointments.