South Africa: Monday March 7 – D-Day for National Lotteries Commission Board Appointments

The beleaguered National Lotteries Commission board has no quorum and no full-time chairman since Alfred Nevhutanda’s scandalous term ended in November 2020. The nominations for new board members of directors end on Monday, March 7.

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition has launched a call for nominations and nominations for the board of directors of the National Lottery Commission (NLC). Individuals, institutions and civil society organizations have until Monday, March 7 to apply or be nominated to sit on the board.

Five people, with experience in business, law or other relevant fields, will be appointed to serve on the board of directors for a period of five years.

The NLC, established by the Lotteries Act 1997, oversees the operation of the National Lottery and oversees the distribution of a percentage of lottery proceeds for the benefit of the corporation.

But, during the tenure of the incumbent board, GroundUp reported massive fraud and corruption to the NLC. Last week, the Special Investigations Unit told parliament that its investigation into the NLC had uncovered fraud, money laundering and corruption networks involving NLC officials, board members and members of their family.

The embattled board, whose members’ terms end this month, also lacks a quorum. This follows the…

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