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Silas Zimu
Former Special Advisor to the State President on Energy, South Africa

Silas is an Energy Expert and the Former Special Advisor to the State President on Energy, a position which he held from 2015 to 2018. In this role, he was instrumental in the stopping of load shedding, the commissioning of new plants into the grid for Eskom and IPPs and improved Eskom’s asset management.


Silas possesses over 25 years of experience in the industry with influential roles as the former Managing Director of City Power Johannesburg and former Chief Executive Officer of Suzlon Wind Energy South Africa.


Directorships and Memberships              
Board Member of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA), since February 2009 - former
Member of Eskom Committee for the Transformation of the Electricity Distribution Industry (EDI) - former
Board Member of City Power - former
Board Member of Gate Cape Marepha, Vanderbijlpark - former
Director of Tswelopele (BEE partners of Sasol)
Board Member of Ithemba Institute of Education – former
Board Member of South African Wind Energy Association – former
Board Member of South African Independent Power Producers Association
Board Member of Suzlon Wind Energy South Africa
Board Member of Centlec (Municipal Owned Entity) - former
Board Member of the Vaal River City
Member of The Presidential War-room on eskom - former


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