Posted: March 28, 2022
The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Minister Ebrahim Patel, has appointed four new members to the board of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), for the period until 31 March 2023.
The appointment of these new members comes at an important time for the NLC as the institution lays the ground for greater levels of governance and improved service to South Africa’s people.
The four new members of the board are:
- Ms Precious Mvulane;
- Dr Cassius Lubisi;
- Ms Beryl Ferguson; and
- Mr Willie Hofmeyer.
Each board member brings a wealth of experience in the private and public sector.
Ms Mvulane is an experienced chartered accountant and registered auditor, having served on audit and risk committees of numerous public and private-sector boards, including the audit committee of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority, Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator and Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Ombud.
Dr Lubisi has previously served as Director-General in the Presidency, as well as the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Forum of South African Directors-General (FOSAD). He holds a doctorate in education from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and previously worked as a lecturer at the University of Natal.
Ms Ferguson brings a wealth of experience as a board member, currently serving as the Deputy Chairperson of the South African National Biodiversity Institute. She previously served on the board of Wesgro and the Council for the University of the Western Cape and served as a member of Parliament previously.
Mr Hofmeyer is an expert on asset forfeiture, asset recovery, and anti-corruption action. He previously served as head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit for the National Prosecuting Authority, and was also head of the Special Investigating Unit. Mr Hofmeyer has an LLB from the University of Cape Town, and has practiced as an attorney in South Africa.
“The NLC is an important agency of Government, with the potential to impact the lives of the poorest South Africans in a meaningful and positive manner. As a custodian of public money, it is critical that an appropriate and effective governance framework is established, and that care is taken to ensure that the Commission acts strictly within the remit of the Act and other applicable laws. The role of the board of the NLC is essential to this framework,” said Minister Patel.
“The NLC has been in the public focus as a result of a number of allegations of corruption and I hope that the appointment of these new members will enable the restoration of public trust in the institution,” said Minister Patel.
Bongani Lukhele – Director: Media Relations
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition