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