Department of Trade and Industry
CALL FOR NOMINATION OF MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE ARTS, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND NATIONAL HERITAGE DISTRIBUTING AGENCY OF THE NATIONAL LOTTERIES BOARD
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, in terms of Section 30(1) of the Lotteries Act, No. 57 of 1997 (Act), hereby invites the public to nominate suitable candidates to serve as non-executive members on the Arts, Culture, Environment and National Heritage Distributing Agency (ACENHDA) of the National Lotteries Board (NLB).
Section 21(1) of the Act provides for the establishment of the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) to be managed by the Board of the NLB.
Section 30(1) of the Act stipulates that so much of any sum paid into the fund as is allocated for expenditure referred to in Section 26(3)(d) of the Act, shall be held in the NLDTF for distribution by the distributing agency appointed by the Minister in consultation with the Ministers responsible for Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, and Environmental Affairs, in the national sphere of Government, to distribute the allocated sum fairly and equitably among all persons who meet the prescribed requirements.
Criteria for ACENHDA Membership
a) Have extensive knowledge of the arts, culture, environment and national heritage sector coupled with management experience and requisite financial skills;
b) Ensure they are not disqualified from membership in terms of the criteria set out in the Regulations relating to Distributing Agencies in Regulation No. R182 published in Government Gazette No. 7013 of 22 February 2001;
c) Be capable of promoting the objectives of the NLB and the Act;
d) Have no conflict of interest in relation to their appointment to the ACENHDA and must be capable of making impartial decisions in relation to the distribution of NLDTF funds with fear or favour; and
e) Nominees must be willing to avail themselves as and when required.
Term of Office for ACENHDA Members
Members appointed to the ACENHDA will be expected to serve for a term of up to five years.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Attendance of approximately three sessions (equivalent to about six to nine days) per month; and
• Assessment of at least 100 applications per session and voting on the allocation of funds to deserving entities.
• Persons nominated following the advertisement that appeared in the media on 9 March 2012 need not reapply;
• Nominations must be in writing and must be accompanied by the following: detailed CV, motivation on suitability for appointment, certified copies of identity document and qualifications, and a duly completed declaration of interest form, which can be obtained from the dti website;
• The nominee is to provide a brief statement signed by the nominee confirming that the nomination is accepted;
• Preferred candidates will be required to obtain the necessary security clearance;
• Preference will be given to nominees whose appointment will enhance representivity;
• It is the nominee’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications verified by the South African Qualifications Authority;
• The nominee is required to provide a written statement that contains a declaration as to the nominee’s disqualification or otherwise in terms of the criteria set out in the Regulations relating to Distributing Agencies in Regulation No. R182 published in Government Gazette No. 7013 of 22 February 2001;
• Correspondence will be limited to short-listed nominees;
• Nominations by facsimile will not be accepted; and
• Nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.
Please forward nominations to:
Ms Stella Sikhitha
Consumer and Corporate Regulation Division, Block B, First Floor, Department of Trade and Industry, Private Bag X84, Pretoria 0001
Physical Address: 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria 0001
Closing Date 17 August 2012