Eskom 2.0

The Future of Energy In South Africa.

In the State of Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa pronounced that the state utility Eskom will be transformed into three different ‘forms’, Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.

The intention of this unbundling is to bring holistic stability to the utility and ensure better security of supply for businesses and citizens alike. However, this pronouncement has created a nationwide division amongst multiple stakeholders in business, labour, and civil society.

It has captured (excuse the pun) the nation in every sphere of society as we have been told that Eskom is 'too big to fail' and integral to every South African’s life.

The question really is, not whether Eskom will be split,  but rather how? 

Join us as we charter this path with a robust and frank discussion on the impact of the unbundling of Eskom with various stakeholders.

Speakers confirmed to date:

Prof Nicola Kleyn, dean of GIBS

Chris Yellend, managing director, EE Publishers and energy expert

Lelo Mdhladhla, marketing director, POWERX

Marius Oosthuisen, faculty, author of The Future of Energy and Power Utilities, Africa

Meta Maponya, executive director, Mahlako a Phahla Investment

Additional Info:


Starts: 18:00

Ends: 19:30

A light supper will be served after the event.

Want to attend but can't afford to? email for one of the limited free seats available.

Please note that GIBS forums are filmed for City Press and BDTV.

Please engage with us on Twitter: @GIBS_SA | #gibsforum, #gibsconference, #gibsevent, #gibsmba
  • Professor Nicola Kleyn (Dean)

    Nicola Kleyn is the dean of the Gordon Institute of Business Science. In addition to her responsibilities at GIBS, she also lectures on various marketing-related academic and company-specific short courses she also consults to a number of organisations seeking to grow customer, brand and reputational equity.

    She worked previously at Investec Bank where she managed the learning and development function and at Edgars in a store control capacity. She also spent seven years lecturing marketing to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the faculty of commerce at Wits University.

    Nicola has been recognised as an established researcher by the National Research Foundation, achieving a C1 NRF rating. She has published articles in a number of academic journals including: California Management Review, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, International Marketing Review, Journal of Marketing Intelligence and Planning, South African Journal of Business Management, and Management Dynamics on the topics of marketing and ethics. She has also presented a number of conference papers at both local and international academic conferences and is a regular contributor to the popular press.


    In 2017, she was appointed as member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Product & Brand Management.

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