UJ’s Dr Banothile Makhubela part of new Eskom board to reposition the electricity utility as an important contributor to SA’s economy

Date: Jan 22, 2018 | News

South Africa’s Deputy President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa named Dr Banothile Makhubela, a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Chemistry at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), as one of the board members of South Africa’s electricity public utility, Eskom.

The new Eskom board, chaired by businessman, Mr Jabu Mabuza comprises of a 13 member team, who will not only be responsible to strengthen corporate governance and ensure financial stability at the power utility, but also drive transformation.

Dr Makhubela, who has been an Independent Non-Executive Director at Eskom since June 2017, and in the past served as Non-Executive Director on the Board of Petro SA, was reappointed to the Eskom Board as announced on Saturday, 20 January 2018.

In 2017, Dr Makhubela was recognised as one of the Top 200 young South Africans by the Mail and Guardian, a South African weekly newspaper. She was selected under the science and technology category for her research contributions in the field of chemistry.

dr banothile makhubela

Latest News

| View All News

Six young UJ cricketers added to Central Gauteng Lions squad

Six young cricket players in the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ)


UJ and Madevu sweep Naledi Theatre Awards

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s  Arts & Culture and Madevu


NSTF names UJ Metabolomics expert Dr Tugizimana an awards finalist

The National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF) has announced Dr


Para-rower Lifa Hlongwa to compete in Italy’s 17th global para-rowing…

Fourth-year BCom Economics and Econometrics student and para-rower at the


Vice-Chancellor Message – 02 June 2023

Dear UJ Community, It is heartening indeed that each week