The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has offered guidance and support to help the Eskom board and the public enterprises minister identify a new Eskom CEO.
Andre de Ruyter resigned last week and will stay on until the end of March.
Society president, Mdu Mlaba, a former Eskom engineer, was speaking on the sidelines of the African National Congress (ANC)’s national conference.
“When we say a competent and credible engineer, we’re talking about an engineer that has actually worked for years as a practising engineer and is recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa as a competent engineer. So that is the calibre of engineer that we need to see appointed at Eskom to get us out of the messy situation that we find ourselves in.”