Trustee Elections

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 officially commence in August 2019. These upcoming elections are imperative as they will ensure inclusive representation of our members and pensioners. The election process begins with a formal nomination process, followed by the voting process which will take place in early 2020.

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: info@eppfelection.com or visit https://www.eppfelection.com/.

Please see below key dates for the election period:

Nomination phase

6 August – 7 October 2019

Voting phase

2 January – 28 February 2020

Announcement

April 2020


NOMINATIONS PHASE

The nomination phase is an opportunity for eligible in-service members of the Fund (permanent employees of the EPPF, Eskom and its subsidiaries) to nominate other eligible members to stand as candidates for election as Board members. Nomination forms can be found at https://www.eppfelection.com/.

Nominations for in-service members

Non-bargaining unit members can make nominations using the below channels:

  • By post inside the postage-paid envelope provided with this Trustee Election Bulletin (for members without access to electronic facilities only) - postage is free; or
  • By e-mail (scanned copies only) to info@eppfelection.com; or
  • By fax to 0860 501 6108; or
  • By post using own envelope to: The Independent Electoral Officer, EPPF Board of Trustees Election: 2020, Postnet Suite 305, Private Bag X3, Northriding, 2162
  • By using the ballot boxes located at regional Eskom offices

Please note that bargaining unit members (trade union members) will nominate via the union structures. We urge members to please contact their shop steward/union representative to find out about the nomination process.

Nominations for pensioners and beneficiaries

Pensioners can make nominations using the below channels:

  • By post inside the postage-paid envelope provided with this Trustee Election Bulletin - postage is free; or
  • By e-mail (scanned copies only) to info@eppfelection.com;  or
  • By fax to 0860 501 6108;

Detailed communication with more information about the various phases of the process will be distributed throughout the election period. These will highlight various important dates and milestones of the election process and will be available across multiple channels. 

You may also contact the Fund via our Call Centre on toll-free number 0800 11 45 48 or info@eppf.co.za or visit https://www.eppfelection.com/.

The duties of a trustees, as set out in the Pension Funds Act in Section 7D, are to: 

  1. Ensure that proper registers, books and records of the operations of the fund are kept, inclusive of proper minutes of all resolutions passed by the Board;
  2. Ensure that proper control systems are employed by or on behalf of the Board;
  3. Ensure that adequate and appropriate information is communicated to the members and beneficiaries of the fund informing them of their rights, benefits and duties in terms of the Rules of the fund, subject to such disclosure requirements as may be; 
  4. Take all reasonable steps to ensure that contributions are paid timeously to the fund in accordance with this Act;
  5. Obtain expert advice on matters where board members may lack sufficient expertise;
  6. Ensure that the rules and the operation and administration of the fund comply with this Act, the Financial Institutions (Protection of Funds) Act, 2001 (Act No. 28 of 2001), and all other applicable laws; and
  7. Comply with any other prescribed requirements.