Past event

Research Event

South Africa: Keeping the Lights On in 2009

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme

Participants

Robert Godsell, Chairperson, ESKOM
Chair: Merle Lipton, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Overview

Eskom is the largest public utility company in South Africa, with interests across the African continent. As chairman, Robert Godsell is in a unique position to offer an overview of responses to the drastic electricity cuts of 2008, which brought home to many South Africans the huge capacity challenges faced by the power sector.

Mr Godsell was formerly CEO of Anglogold Ashanti.