Cyril Ramaphosa defends appointment of white Eskom CEO

  • 📰 TimesLIVE
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 19 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 11%
  • Publisher: 59%

South Africa Headlines News

'We have come up with the person who we think has the appropriate skills.'

Andre de Ruyter was a surprise choice for Eskom CEO but public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan said that after extensive interviews all ministers agreed on the appointment.President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit back at criticism that the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as the new Eskom CEO was anti-transformative, insisting that De Ruyter had the appropriate skills for the job.

Ramaphosa invoked the words of Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping who famously said that “it doesn't matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice”. “Once they made their preferred selection, I said I wanted to go through another process, so that we can be absolutely certain. I even asked the question of how many black people applied,” Ramaphosa said.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.

As if whites have a bad track record in businesses😂

Before 94 the principle was to fight racism of any form..from any angle & from anyone..today those who suffered under racism are the worst racists..seems to be a circle..like in a case of an abused turning to be an abuser..it will never work

More brown envelope journalism.

If someone is competent enough to hold their position, why are you complaining? Some of you like living in darkness. 💀🙄

As long as he has the skills to do the job, it doesn't matter what colour he is. He might even get rid of load shedding.

Times Live you really are hell bent on creating racial divide aren't you? Instead of making his skin tone the subject matter why not talk about his experience, credentials and skill set. What kind of title to an article is that? Unacceptable

So Fking what if he’s a green alien from Mars. Judge a person by their abilities, skin colour is irrelevant

😂😂😂😂

Shem Africans crying cant do the job everything they touch turns into shit....SAA Denel Post office goverment the continent failed goverment failed continent failed race tsek ne 🤣🤣🤣

and the fact that MYANC is gonna just seat there and watch. So heartbreaking... this is what melanin has been reduced too

When are we going to leave the Verwoed days

It's repay back time. They donated their money for him to be where he is now. Returning favours!!!

They paid, now they must be rewarded nothing for free.

We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 28. in ZA

South Africa Latest News, South Africa Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Cyril Ramaphosa defends appointment of new Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter | IOL NewsRamaphosa was speaking when he hosted a delegation of Black Business Council led by its president Sandile Zungu at the Union Buildings on Thursday.
Source: IOL - 🏆 46. / 51 Read more »

Andre de Ruyter will bring stability to Eskom, says Cyril RamaphosaPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the appointment of outgoing Nampak CEO Andre de Ruyter as the new Eskom group CEO, saying it was a move to bring stability to the troubled power utility.
Source: TimesLIVE - 🏆 28. / 59 Read more »

Cyril Ramaphosa assures that local business confidence is returningBut the president said the government was relying on the private sector to create much-needed jobs
Source: BDliveSA - 🏆 12. / 63 Read more »

Cyril Ramaphosa assures that local business confidence is returningBut the president said the government was relying on the private sector to create much-needed jobs
Source: BDliveSA - 🏆 12. / 63 Read more »

Cyril Ramaphosa's commitment to transformation questionedAlthough the meeting was scheduled a while ago, it came just as sections of the black business community were still reeling from the government's decision to appoint Andre Marinus de Ruyter as the new group CEO of state-owned power producer Eskom. Julius_S_Malema 😂 😂 😂 They fell for his charm and lies. Oba shayashayile Cupcake 🤣 the BBC is weak yohhh. they accepted jus like that. lol HAKA MATOROKISI
Source: SowetanLIVE - 🏆 13. / 63 Read more »

Ramaphosa defends Eskom CEO's appointmentPresident Cyril Ramaphosa has defended the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom.
Source: eNCA - 🏆 49. / 51 Read more »