29 September 2015: Eskom
is honoured to have been announced as the winner of this year’s openness and
responsiveness award known as the Golden Key award for “Most responsive Public
Body” by the South African Human Rights Commission. The winner is voted for by
the media, political parties and Chapter 9 institutions.
Chief Executive of Eskom Brian Molefe says: “Eskom has previously won Golden
Key awards in 2008, 2009 and 2013. Winning it again this year is a clear
demonstration that the company has not wavered from its commitment to
transparency, openness and responsiveness.”
a model corporate citizen Eskom is fully behind the spirit and letter of the
Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). Our policy is, as a minimum, to
comply with all legislation and we thus ensure that legislative requirements
are incorporated into Eskom policies, procedures and standards at all times,”
annually, the Golden Key awards are aimed at giving recognition to government
departments, deputy information officers, and private institutions, for best
practice in nurturing positive sentiment to openness and setting up enabling
organisational systems and procedures that promote compliance with the provisions
of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) 2 of 2000.
PAIA is a component of anti-corruption legislation, and enables individuals and
communities to request information from all public bodies and, where other
rights are affected, from private institutions. It is especially important in
the area of service delivery and the enforcement of socio-economic rights.