Eskom Names Marokane CEO: Ethical Leadership Resurfaces Amid Challenges

  • Eskom Holdings appoints Mr. Dan Marokane as Group Chief Executive, effective by March 31, 2024.
  • Marokane, a seasoned leader, returns after suspension for an ethical stand against state capture and corruption.
  • The move aligns with Eskom's policy on the nomination and appointment of directors.
By Lethabo Ntsoane

Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (JSE alpha code: BIESKM) has announced the appointment of Mr. Dan Marokane as the Group Chief Executive, effective no later than 31 March 2024. The move follows the resignation of his predecessor, as disclosed in the SENS announcement on 15 December 2022.

A Seasoned Leader with Ethical Integrity

Mr. Marokane, a qualified Chemical Engineer with an MBA, brings over two decades of senior leadership experience to his new role. His return to Eskom is notable, given that he, along with three other senior executives, was previously suspended for taking an ethical stand against state capture, fraud, and corruption.

The Ethical Stand and Suspension

The reinstatement of Mr. Marokane sheds light on the principled stance taken by him and his colleagues. Their suspension, stemming from their vocal opposition to state capture and unethical practices, underscores the challenges faced by leaders who prioritize ethical conduct in the corporate environment.

Company’s Policy on Nomination and Appointment

Eskom emphasized that the appointment aligns with the company’s policy on the nomination and appointment of directors. The move signifies a commitment to ethical leadership and a strategic vision for the future. The table below outlines the key details of the announcement:

Company Information
Registration No.2002/015527/06
Debt SponsorNedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, a division of Nedbank Limited

Future Vision and Challenges

As Eskom prepares for a change in leadership, the company anticipates a renewed focus on addressing challenges in the energy sector and navigating the complexities of the South African business landscape. Mr. Marokane’s track record and previous experience within the company position him as a key player in steering Eskom towards a sustainable and ethical future.


The appointment of Mr. Dan Marokane as Group Chief Executive marks a significant development in Eskom’s leadership. It reflects a commitment to ethical governance and underscores the importance of principled leadership in the face of challenges. As Eskom navigates the evolving energy landscape, Mr. Marokane’s return is poised to bring a wealth of experience and a renewed emphasis on integrity to the helm of the organization. South African stakeholders will undoubtedly be keenly watching the unfolding of this new chapter in Eskom’s leadership journey.

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Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted: Email: Twitter: @NtsoaneLethabo