After 13 months at them helm, Phillip Dukashe has called time on his role as the Head of Generation at Eskom. The extremely demanding job has taken its toll on the veteran executive, who will now ‘put his health first’.
- Rhulani Mathebula will replace the outgoing energy expert
Dukashe has also signalled that he will be spending more hours with his family, while re-prioritising his leisure time with work responsibilities. A statement was issued by Eskom Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha earlier this afternoon, confirming that the top official would now abdicate his responsibilities to his teammates.
According to Mantshantsha, Dukashe can be credited with creating a culture of competence in his division, and he even praised him for helping to turn around Eskom’s ‘poor generational performance’.
“Dukashe has cited the critical need to achieve a balance for the benefit of his health, family and work responsibilities. He leaves behind a competent team to ensure sustainability of the Generation Division.”
“Phillip’s vast institutional knowledge, cross functional skills and sound executive leadership experience created the much-needed stability in the Generation division during his tenure and achieved some significant strides in helping to turn around generation’s poor performance.”
Power utility now ‘a man down’
After 26 years at the company, Phillip Dukashe has likely seen it all. No doubt, people will be rolling their eyes at claims he ‘created stability’ in the generation department while load shedding remains such a prominent threat.
Indeed, on Monday afternoon, we learned another round of load shedding is likely to blitz South Africa this week. Eskom warned of ‘imminent power cuts’ just a few hours ago – but that’s no longer the responsibility of Mr. Dukashe.
Rhulani Mathebula will act as Generation Executive as Phillip Dukashe resigns to leave Eskom at the end of the month pic.twitter.com/0nrG3RvoAi
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