Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, has been asked to negotiate with incoming Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to begin his tenure earlier than expected.
This is according to Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu, who briefed the media at a post Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
De Ruyter was expected to begin at Eskom in mid-January 2020, but has been asked to come in and take the helm at failing utility company as soon as possible.
Last week's implementation of unprecedented stage 6 load shedding across South Africa led to a number of major decisions being made. This included President Cyril Ramaphosa immediately returning to SA from his official trip to Egypt.
Mthembu told reporters that de Ruyter would hopefully start at Eskom before January 2020.