By: Terence Creamer
Apart, perhaps, from the Stoney ginger beer pick-me-up on his conference table and the queue of awaiting visitors in his reception area, there are few other signs of the pressure Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona is under. His corner office on the third-floor at Megawatt Park, in Sunninghill, provides enough natural light to almost conceal the air conditioner’s red digital display, set religiously to the 22 °C standard demanded by the utility’s ‘Live Lightly’ campaign.
Jacketless, but impeccably attired, Matona is unable to hide his annoyance at the reportage surrounding his cancelled trip to the World Economic Forum, grumbling that the withdrawal was made at his insistence and ahead of the media storm that had gathered around his proposed jaunt to the Swiss Alps town of Davos. →