ABOUT THE ELECTIONS
The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (the “EPPF” or “Fund”) is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 14 Board Members, seven of whom must be elected by members and pensioners of the Fund. The elected trustees will serve on the Board of Fund from 1 June 2020 and will represent the interests of their constituencies during the respective term/s.
The Fund invites all members to and participate in the 2019/2020 Trustee Elections which officially commence in August 2019. These upcoming elections are imperative as they will ensure inclusive representation of our members and pensioners. The election process begins with a formal nomination process, followed by the voting process which will take place in early 2020.
The election process is regulated by the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund Rules which prescribe that the seven elected members and pensioner trustees be allocated to the following categories:
Pensioners (including Deferred Pensioners) elect two Board members, who must be pensioners of the Fund.
Employees, who do not belong to the bargaining unit, elect two Board members who must be in-service members of the Fund.
Employees belonging to the bargaining unit represented by the three trade unions recognised by Eskom (NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity) elect three Board members – one Board member per trade union.The trade union Board members, however, do not necessarily have to be members of the Fund.
To ensure a free and fair election, an independent body, KDBS Consulting (“KDBS”), will oversee the election process. Members of the EPPF are encouraged to direct all election-related queries to KDBS for the attention of Mr Thobile Thomas, the Independent Electoral Officer
by phone on the toll-free number 0800 128 452 between 08:30 and 16:30 weekdays only; and/or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members may also browse through this website to get more information about the elections.
Please see below key dates for the election period:
Nominations Phase: 06 Aug to 07 Oct 2019
Voting Phase: January 2020 to February 2020
Announcement: April 2020
Detailed communication with more information about the various phases of the process will be distributed throughout the election period. These will highlight various important dates and milestones of the election process and will be available across multiple channels.