Parliament’s Commerce, Trade and Competitors portfolio committee has finalised a shortlist of eight candidates to be interviewed for the vacant submit of chairperson of the board of the Nationwide Lotteries Fee.
The emptiness opened up after the 11-year scandal-ridden tenure of former chairperson Alfred Nevhunda ended on 30 November. Zandile Brown, who represents the Commerce, Trade and Competitions minister on the board, will function performing chairperson till a everlasting appointment is finalised.
A shortlist of eight candidates, which the EFF and ACDP unsuccessfully tried to increase to 10, has now been drawn up. The listing and candidates’ CVs will now be posted on all of Parliament’s social media platforms and members of the general public will be capable of remark or elevate objections up till 8 March.
Interviews of shortlisted candidates shall be held in-person in Parliament on 9 March.
The committee will now meet to finalise questions and agree on a scoring and weighting system to evaluate candidates.
Parliament will choose three candidates, one among whom shall be appointed by Minister Ebrahim Patel.
The shortlisted candidates, so as of the variety of events that supported them, are:
Mr Terry Tselane: former Impartial Electoral Fee vice chairperson;
Dr Barney Pityana: advocate, human rights lawyer and cleric, and former College of South Africa vice-chancellor and principal;
Ms Beryl D. Ferguson: former Cope MP and present South African Nationwide Range Institute board chairperson;
Mr Gugulethu G Xaba (no info accessible);
Dr Muthahadini Madzivhandla, NLC board member since 1 April 2017;
Rev Frank Chikane: cleric and moderator on worldwide affairs for the World Council of Church buildings. Secretary of the Cupboard below each Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe;
Ashwin Trikamjee, lawyer who has served as an performing decide. At present chairperson of the South African Soccer Affiliation’s Appeals Board.