Ayanda Noah

Western region distribution general manager: Eskom

As Eskom’s western region distribution general manager Ayanda has had her fair share of stress during the 2006 power crisis in Cape Town.

She holds one of South Africa’s most strategic energy positions currently. The qualified electrical engineer she started her career in Eskom as a Design and Construction field engineer in Khayelitsha before steadily moving through the ranks to her current position. Ayanda also chairs of the regional committees of Eskom, including her regional executive committee. She is also involved in Eskom’s procurement process through her chairmanship of the relevant committees.

Ayanda was involved in the power divisions schemes when major schemes, including Coega, Bushveld, Cape, and the Hillside scheme – worth some R4,8-billion – were initiated.

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