Zola Tsotsi biography, profile, education, positions & Eskom

Zola Tsotsi is a chemical engineer trained in the United Kingdom. He is a former Eskom board Chairperson.

He stepped down from the position after he was accused by the board of improper acts by suspending the chief executive.


Zola Tsotsi biography
Former Eskom board chairperson Zola Tsotsi.
NameZola Tsotsi
EducationMathematics & Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Alma materUniversity of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
University of Surrey, UK
ProfessionChemical Engineer
Notable positionFormer Eskom board Chairperson


He holds a BSc in Mathematics & Chemistry. He obtained the degree from the University of Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland in 1970.

In 1974, he obtained a BSc (Hons), Chemical Engineering from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom.

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Afritek Consulting.

Ministry of Natural Resources of Lesotho. With Eskom: former Corp. Environmental Affairs Manager.

Corp. Strategy Manager.

Corp. Consultant.

Managing Director, Maisha Energy.

Finance & Administration Director, RPP Pipe Support & Bellows (since 2007).

Chairman, Eskom Holdings. Former Director: Lesotho Highlands Dev. Authority (since 2011).

Lesotho Electricity Corp.

Water & Sewerage Authority (Lesotho).

Lesotho Electricity Authority.

Assoc. of Basotho Consultants. Former Member, Board of Trustees: Eskom Pension Fund.

Eskom Dev. Foundation.

Ernie Els Foundation. Board of Trustees, Endangered Wildlife Trust.


He was involved at Eskom full-time for three years (1997-2000). He then served again as a corporate consultant for four years (2000-2004).

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He left Eskom twice before he stepped down. He relocated to the mountain kingdom to chair the Lesotho Electricity Authority before he returned to serve as chair the SA utility in 2011.

Zola stepped down after the board accused him of ‘improper act’ by suspending the chief executive.

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