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 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.

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.


Nominations for in-service members

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

  • Nomination online portal (remotely or on-site)
  • Ballot papers submitted via post
  • Ballot papers submitted back via fax
  • Ballot papers submitted via email (scanned copies only)
  • Ballot papers submitted via nomination box at various election sites

Please note that bargaining unit employees (trade union members) will nominate via the union structures.


Nominations for pensioners and beneficiaries

Pensioners can make nominations using the below channels:

  • Nomination online portal (remotely or on-site)
  • Ballot papers submitted via post
  • Ballot papers submitted back via fax
  • Ballot papers submitted via email
  • Ballot papers submitted via nomination box at various election sites


Voting for in-service members, pensioners and beneficiaries

All qualifying in-service members, pensioners and beneficiaries (over the age of 18) can vote for nominated candidates using the below channels:

  • Voting online portal (remotely or on-site)
  • Ballot papers submitted via post
  • Ballot papers submitted back via fax
  • Ballot papers submitted via voting box at various election sites

The Fund will appoint an independent electoral officer who will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring that the election process is free and fair. The nomination and voting will be conducted via the appointed electoral body and links to those secure portals will be available on this page.


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.