Eskom withdraws participation from WEF
Eskom has withdrawn its participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2015 event in Davos, Switzerland.
“Chief Executive of Eskom, Mr Tshediso Matona, and the rest of the executive team were not going to attend the Davos meeting and as such are on the ground on a daily basis dealing with Eskom’s current situation,” Eskom said in a statement.
Matona cancelled his attendance at the event on 9 January at his own discretion.
Chairman Zola Tsotsi and the Group Executive for Sustainability, Dr Steve Lennon, were confirmed to go but have since withdrawn their participation in the event following public concern.
“Eskom reviews its participation in the World Economic Forum and other relevant global events on an annual basis and makes a determination based on business priorities, and the need to remain relevant and up to date in both the national and international context,” Eskom said.
South Africa’s power system is experiencing challenges, with load shedding being implemented to relieve the national grid. – SAnews.gov.za
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