Appendix C: Awards

Eskom brand
Sunday Times   Eskom was voted as the “Most desired company to work for” by the Sunday Times newspaper. Awards were also received in the categories “Community Upliftment” (second place), and “Top company that does the most to look after the environment and natural resources” (second place)
Operation Khanyisa  

The campaign received an Orchid from Independent Newspapers for its innovative approach to public sector advertising, as well as a Loerie advertising award in the Ubuntu category

The Star Award from Crime Line was received for the second year

13th Annual Oliver Empowerment awards   Eskom was the recipient of two accolades at the event held on 25 April 2014, namely the Socio-economic Development award for the Eskom Development Foundation contractor academy, and the Enterprise and Supplier Development award for Group Commercial – supplier development and localisation
Mail & Guardian newspaper   Eskom was voted as the Top Engineering Company by engineering students, and the second best by MBA and Professionals
Finweek   Eskom was named the fourth most popular brand in South Africa
Our Guardians
Institute of Personnel Management   Eskom’s human resources function was announced as the winner in the Human Resources Team of the Year category. The Acting chief Advisor for Strategy at the EAL won the HR Practitioner of the year award for her outstanding contribution to the field
SA Human Rights Commission   Eskom was awarded the Golden Key Award for best practice by a public institution
Stars of Africa   Eskom received the Stars of Africa 2013 Gold award in the Eskom Contractor Academy: Incubation category
African Utility Week   Dr Steve Lennon received a lifetime achievement award for his outstanding contribution to the utilities industry at the African Utility Week’s Industry awards
Visionary CIO of the Year   Eskom chief information officer (CIO), Sal Laher, was the winner of the prestigious Visionary CIO of the Year award. The award recognises an executive in all industries across South Africa who has demonstrated vision and leadership in using technology to support and grow business
Boss of the Year   Ayanda Nakedi, Senior General Manager of the Renewables business unit was awarded the 2013 Boss of the Year award
General Counsel of the Year   At the African Legal awards, Willie du Plessis, General Manager (Legal Specialist), was awarded the General Counsel of the Year award
Integrated reporting
Nkonki SOC Integrated Reporting   In June 2013, Eskom emerged as the overall winner of the Nkonki SOC Integrated Report Awards 2013. Eskom also scooped several other awards in categories related to governance and the application of King III
Investment Analysts Society of Southern Africa   At the 28th annual Investment Analyst’s Society awards, Eskom emerged as the winner for the best presentation in the market cap above R30 billion category
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants   Eskom’s integrated report was the winner in the resources category
Ernst & Young Excellence in Integrated Reporting   Eskom was adjudged an “Excellent Integrated Reporter” at the Ernst & Young 2013 inaugural Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards event
Chartered Secretaries Southern Africa and JSE Limited Annual Report award   In November 2013, Eskom emerged as the joint winner, alongside Transnet, in the state entities category
Department of Water Affairs   Eskom was named as the runner-up in the 2013 Water Conservation and Water Demand Management Sector awards (mining, industry, power)
Institute of Management Consultants South Africa   Eskom’s Group IT division received the award for the SAP project implementation
SAP AG   Eskom achieved its independent SAP Centre of Excellence accreditation from SAP globally, with a score of 192 out of 200, making it one of only four companies to achieve this level of accreditation
Enterprise Mobility Forum   Eskom won two Mobility awards – one for best enterprise solution for Distribution’s handheld solution for field workers and the second for best return on investment for a mobility solution