Eskom was established in the year 1923 by the South African government, as the countries Electricity Supply Commission (ESCOM). The South African electricity public utility is now known as Eskom and is the biggest electricity producer in Africa, as well as being in the top 7 global utilities according to generation capacity.
Eskom is responsible for the generation of around 95% of South Africa’s electricity, as well as 45% of Africa’s electricity usage. The company operates operates numerous power stations, including Koeberg nuclear power station and Kendal Power Station, is currently chaired by Hendrik Johannes van der Bijl and is divided into 3 divisions, namely Generation, Transmission and Distribution.
As a means of broadening the skill pool in the country and empowering young students to reach their career aspirations, Eskom are awarding bursary programmes to students studying within the following fields:
- Engineering: Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Sciences
- Supply Chain