- Portia Derby is reportedly one of the frontrunners endorsed by Transnet as a preferred candidate for its top post
- Brian Molefe's ex-wife has been lauded for her experience in governance and her leadership skills
- If successfully appointed, Derby will lead the entity once run by her own ex-husband
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Portia Derby is reportedly being eyeballed for Transnet's currently vacant Cheif Executive Officer position.
Formerly the Public Enterprises director-general, Derby has been labeled a frontrunner for the post, endorsed by the state-owned entities board.
All that remains between herself and the new job at the helm is approval from cabinet, but if Derby gets the position she will be in charge of the company once run by her ex-husband, Brian Molefe.
The Sunday Times reports Derby accepted an interview for the job because she's ready to be deployed.
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This closely follows the release of a report on state-owned entities by Enoch Godongwana, the ANC's NEC subcommittee of economic transformation head.
The report, according to The Citizen, will form the foundation for debate amongst the ruling party's leadership over the future of the flailing parastatals.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is slotted to present his own report discussing the top three candidates for the Transnet CEO position.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe had called for Eskom to be moved to his department.
The ANC will now have to decide on the future of Gordhan's department amid calls for his removal, but party spokesperson Pule Mabe insists the only person with the power to make the call is President Cyril Ramaphosa himself.
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