A brighter future for all
Eskom Holdings, a state-owned company’s mandate from the Department of Public Enterprises, to which it is accountable, is to “provide sustainable electricity solutions to grow the economy and improve the quality of life of the people of South Africa and the region”.
Eskom’s objectives are not limited to commercial concerns. Its performance is also measured by the overall value we add to the lives of the South African public. Eskom’s developmental responsibilities range from building and maintaining power plants and networks to supply households, schools and factories with electricity, to the support of local industries and the stimulation of skills and job creation. Eskom is also about creating a foundation on which South Africa can grow, helping to transform the lives of the large percentage of the population that lives in poverty.
Eskom Development Foundation NPC (“Foundation”) is responsible for the coordination and execution of Eskom’s corporate social investment (CSI) strategy in support of Eskom’s business imperatives, which supports socio-economic development programmes by targeting primarily communities where Eskom implements its capital expansion or “new build” programme. Eskom also extends its contribution to government priorities for skills development, job creation and poverty alleviation.
The sustainability of beneficiaries is a vital element of CSI interventions and is considered both in developing the Foundation’s strategy and on a project level.