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Private Bag X15 Hatfield, 0028   Tel: 012 431 1118/1150 Fax: 012 431 1039

Private Bag X9079, Cape Town, 8000         Tel:  021 469 6760 Fax: 021 465 2381/461 1741




The Minister of Public Enterprises, Ms Lynne Brown, MP hereby invites nominations and applications from individuals, organisations, institutions and civil society structures for suitable candidates to be included in the Ministry of Public Enterprises' database for possible appointment to the Boards of State Owned Companies that report to the Minister.


The Minister is the executive authority of Public Enterprises and Representative of the sole Shareholder, which is Government, in six State Owned Companies ("SOC"). These State Owned Companies are Alexkor SOC Ltd, ESKOM Holdings SOC Ltd, Denel SOC Ltd, SAFCOL SOC Ltd, South African Express Airways SOC Ltd and Transnet SOC Ltd SOCs are tasked with two principal responsibilities, that is, realising its specific commercial interests and associated surpluses, and implementing developmental objectives, both derived from Government's broad macro and micro economic, trade and social policies. SOCs are obligated to contribute towards the realisation of the Government's strategic objectives as outlined in the National Development Plan, the Industrial Policy Action Plan and the Medium Term Strategic Framework, thereby cogently contributing to the restructuring and ownership of our domestic economy.


Government's vision is to ensure that these SOCs:

  • facilitate economic growth, development and redistribution in identified industries
  • yield efficiencies in strategic operations and within their economic and investment programmes;
  • catalyse specific sectors, including contributing towards regional economic development opportunities;
  • play a strategic leadership role within the domestic and regional economies; and
  • uphold high standards of good governance, leadership and management.
There is a need to obtain a mix set of competencies and experience to strengthen and further enhance delivery on the overall functions of the SOCs Boards. The final appointments to the Board must address gender, age profiling, geographical spread and demographic representation. Potential candidates should have experience in strategic leadership, management and governance. 
Requirements: Potential candidates must be persons who:
  • are suitable to serve on a Board by virtue of their qualifications, expertise and experience in any of the following fields of Actuarial Services; Assets & Liabilities Management; Audit; Governance; Economics; Energy; Engineering; Environmental Science; Financial; Forestry; Human Resource Management; Information Communication Technology; Strategic Leadership; Investment; Legal, Legislation & Litigation; Project Management; Manufacturing; Marketing; Risk Management and Transport Logistics;
  • are committed to fairness, equity, access, openness and accountability; and
  • are committed to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Closing date for nominations: 8 September 2017
Written nominations and/or applications must contain:
  • The full name, address and contact numbers of the person and/or organisation making the nomination;
  • A signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee;
  • A Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, providing the following information: Full name; ID number and gender; latest address, contact and fax numbers/email; previous experience quoting dates and organizations or institutions concerned;  academic qualifications and other directorships;
  • Copy of RSA Identity Document and copies of qualifications; and
  • Any other information that may be of assistance to the Minister in considering the nomination/application. 
Further considerations:
  • Nominations/applications will be subject to the preferred candidates obtaining necessary security clearance;
  • Preference will be given to candidates whose appointments will enhance representivity; and
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
  • The Minister reserves the right to amend, modify or withdraw this advert or to amend, modify or terminate any of the requirements set out herein at any time and from time to time, without prior notice and without liability to compensate or reimburse any party;
  • Nominations/applications don't mean acceptance as candidate; and
  • The Minister reserves the right not to select any nominee/applicant as a candidate.


All nominations/applications should be addressed to:
Ms Matsietsi Mokholo, Deputy Director-General: Legal & Governance or
Ms Orcilla Ruthnam, Chief Director: Governance
Department of Public Enterprises
Private Bag X15, Hatfield, 0028


The nomination form is available on the DPE website:​​


Further enquiries can be sent to:
Ms. Matsietsi Mokholo at 012 431 1049, e-mail: or ​ at 012 431 1144



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