Durban – ESKOM CEO Andre de Ruyter has said the state-owned company has lost thousands of jobs as the organization tries to overcome a number of problems it faced, including an inflated workforce.
He spoke at a discussion hosted by the Free Market Foundation on Monday.
De Ruyter, who was named CEO in 2019, said the organization had cut about 2,000 jobs in the past year.
The jobs were eliminated through a process of wear and tear, such as retirement and voluntary severance packages.
He said the organization still had about 44,000 employees and the appropriate size would be about 38,000.
Eskom was previously reported to have an inflated workforce, which has been widely criticized.