The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (the “EPPF” or “Fund”) is governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of 14 Board Members, seven of whom must be elected by members and pensioners of the Fund. The elected trustees will serve on the Board of Fund from 1 June 2020 and will represent the interests of their constituencies during the respective term/s.
The Fund invites all members to and participate in the 2019/2020 Trustee Elections which are imperative as they will ensure inclusive representation of our members and pensioners.
To ensure a free and fair election, an independent body, KDBS Consulting (“KDBS”), will oversee the election process. Feel free to direct all your election-related queries to KDBS for the attention of Mr Thobile Thomas: the Independent Electoral Officer on the toll-free number: 0800 128 452 between 08:30 and 16:30 weekdays only, or alternatively email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.eppfelection.com/.
Please see below key dates for the election period:
6 August – 7 October 2019
2 January – 28 February 2020
The Voting Phase commenced on 2 January 2020 and will close on 28 February 2020. The Voting Phase gives members and pensioners an opportunity to vote for the candidate/s to represent them on the EPPF Board of Trustees.
A Voting Guide has been prepared to help members understand the different voting options and to plan properly prior to the start of voting. Members and pensioners are encouraged to familiarise themselves with all the voting options that have been made available:
- Postal Voting
(for pensioners only)
- SMS Voting
- USSD Voting
- Internet Voting (via your laptop or kiosks available at regional offices)
To access the online voting link from the election website (https://www.eppfelection.com) please click on the “Vote Online Now” button on the menu bar. To request a re-issue of your Access Key on the website., you need to click on the "Access Key Re-issue Request" button.
Re-issuance is for those members who had been issued with Access Key before and who may have deleted the correspondence prior to using the Access Key.
Please do not:
- Share the Access Key with anyone;
- Vote using more than one platform;
- Leave any character spaces before and/or after entering the Access Key when voting online;
- Leave any character spaces before and/or after entering the URL link on the browser when voting online;
- Use any zeros with their Pension Number, when asked to provide it. If unsure, please check the Voter Profile on the website to see how their pension number should be entered.
On-Site Kiosk Voting
Ten voting sites are open from Monday to Friday (08h00 to 16h30) to facilitate voting for those that may find it easier to vote at a physical site. Click here for the link to the locations that need an Access Key and ID/Passport/Pension Number to vote at a site.
Pensioners are encouraged to check their post regularly for their voting packs, which were posted in December 2019. If you have not yet voted by the time your voting pack arrives by post, you can complete the ballot and post it back using the self-addressed business reply envelope.
For those who have not yet voted and online voting on computer is a hassle, dial one of the following strings to access the relevant USSD ballot :
- *134*7773# if you are a Pensioner
- *134*1129# if you are in-service (non-bargaining)
- *134*468# if you are in-service (bargaining)
The above strings are also listed on the website.
Online voting is not the only way in which members and pensioners can vote. voting can also take place using any of the other methods made available .
Voting will close on 28 Feb 2020. If challenges are encountered when voting, there is still time. Let us help you.
Independent Electoral Officer.