Posted: October 19, 2010
|Minister Davies Recommends Appointment of Mamodupi Mohlala to Head New Consumer Commission|
|The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has today consulted the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on the recommendation that Ms. Mamodupi Mohlala be appointed Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission (“the Commission”) with effect from 1 November 2010.Minister Davies said Ms Mohlala possessed the necessary expertise, experience and qualifications for the position. This emanates from her having worked as the Director-General for the Department of Communication, Pension Fund Adjudicator for the Office of the Pension Funds Adjudicator, Councillor for the Independent Communications Authority of SA and Managing Director of Mohlala Attorneys Inc. amongst others. The Minister is confident that Ms Mohlala will, add value to the development of this new entity.
The Commissioner will be responsible for managing and directing the activities of the Commission in terms of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008 (“the Act”), to develop codes of practice, promote legislative reform on national and provincial level that affects consumer welfare, promote consumer protection within organs of state and all other matters pertaining to the functions of the Commission.
Section 87 of the Act requires the Minister to consult the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry in appointing the Commissioner. The Minister will as per process, approach Cabinet for finalisation of the process to appoint Ms Mohlala.