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Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan announced on 24 May that Phakamani Hadebe has been confirmed as Eskom chief executive. Hadebe had been in the temporary position since February, managing the utility’s critical financial situation and overseeing the drive to clean up governance. “Hadebe has experience at the Land Bank and Treasury, he had a stint at banking institution Absa, he is competent to steer Eskom and stabilise the institution and position it for its role in the economy,” Gordhan said.