Eskom Development Foundation (Foundation) is a section 21 company (an organisation not for gain, registration number 1998/025196/08). The Foundation has been coordinating and executing Eskom’s corporate social investment since January 1999. It receives funding from Eskom to make grants and donations.

  Progress this year   Future priorities


  • Through the Eskom Foundation, Eskom has impacted 254 beneficiary organisations with some 303 983 beneficiaries for the year.
  • Total grant making amounted to R62.3 million
  • In the ”Top caring companies spontaneous awareness:2010” survey Eskom was rated:
amongst the top 10 since 2000, and in seventh position in 2010,
second top caring company in the manufacturing/ electricity sectors and joint third with Vodacom by rural blacks and sixth by urban blacks; and
ranked first amongst public enterprises in this survey.  

  • Adopt a holistic development approach to programmes in communities where Eskom implements its capacity expansion projects, focusing primarily on capacity building, skills development and job creation
  • Continue with flagship and national programmes that have a strategic impact; viz:
Eskom business investment competition, including the Simama Ranta school enterprise competition
Business Opportunities Expo
Eskom energy and sustainability programme
Enterprise development programme- Support to selected FET colleges  

Haylene Liberty
Chief Executive Officer
Eskom Development Foundation