Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has a rare opportunity to salvage what is left of her integrity by appointing a strong and suitable board to fix what’s broken at Eskom. The board she will announce on Friday will have the uphill task of stabilising the management team by appointing a new CEO to replace Brian Molefe. It should also decide the fate of generation executive and recently acting CEO Matshela Koko, who took a leave of absence while Eskom probed allegations of impropriety. Brown has been public enterprises minister since 2014; under her leadership, Eskom has been crippled by alleged corruption and other corporate governance malpractices. She inherited a rotten governance structure from Malusi Gigaba, now finance minister. If anything, the governance and corruption problems have deepened under Brown’s leadership. Flip-Flopping Minister Brown has also been complicit in many of the scandals plaguing Eskom, more recently her flip-flopping and spineless handling of the Mo...

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