Deputy Commissioner: National Consumer Commission


The Consumer Protection Act, 2008 (Act No. 68 of 2008) (the Act) provides for the establishment of a National Consumer Commission (NCC) to promote, support and advance the social and economic welfare of consumers in South Africa

In terms of section 87 of the Act, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, hereby invites applications for the following position:

(1 post)

Salary: R976 317.00 (entry level 15)


  • A postgraduate degree in Economics, Law, Commerce, Industry or public affairs

  • A minimum of six (6) years working experience at a senior management level in economics, law, commerce, industry or public affairs

  • Approporiate experience in the regulatory environment and deep interest in consumer protection matters

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking capabilities

  • Sound judgement, leadership and management skills

  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills

  • Ability to develop effective management processes

  • Financial planning and budgeting skills

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Commissioner, the Deputy Commissioner will be required to:

  • Assist the Commissioner to manage and direct the activities of the NCC as indicated in the provisions of the Act

  • Act as Commissioner in his/her absence

  • Provide support to the Commissioner in the implementation of the provisions of the Act

  • Provide strategic leadership to the NCC

Term of office for Deputy Commissioner:
The Deputy Commissioner will serve for a term of five (5) years.

Enquiries: Mr A Viljoen, tel (012) 394-1533
Note: Applications must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV. This appointment is subject to the preferred candidates obtaining the necessary security clearance as well as psychometric testing/competency assessment centres.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. The position is subject to the signing of a performance agreement. We are an affirmative action employer. Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will enhance representivity.

Please forward your application to:

Mr A Viljoen
Consumer and Corporate Regulation Division
Department of Trade and Industry
Pretoria 0001
Fax (012) 394 2533
Block B, 1st Floor
77 Meintjies Street
Private Bag X84

Closing date: 31 August 2010

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