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South Africa appoints Nampak's de Ruyter as CEO of Eskom

JOHANNESBURG, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The South African government has appointed Nampak's Chief Executive Andre de Ruyter as the new group CEO of struggling state-owned power utility Eskom, the Ministry of Public Enterprises said on Monday.

De Ruyter will start his role at Eskom on Jan. 15, 2020, the ministry said in a statement. He will leave his post at packaging group Nampak.

(Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Susan Fenton)