The process of replacing Portia Derby as the group CEO of Transnet has hit a roadbump as attempts by the board to make acting CEO Michelle Phillips’s appointment permanent are being thwarted by politicians, sources say. 

Business Times has been informed by three well-placed sources in and out of Transnet that the board, which presented a list of three preferred candidates for three empty posts to public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan, is in favour of confirming Phillips as the permanent replacement for Derby. ..

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