South Africa Government has Vacancies – Department of Communications (2024)

Closes 31 Jan 2024

South Africa Government under the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies invites applications from interested and suitably qualified persons to serve as Non-Executive Directors of the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA).

South Africa (1996) applies all the laws, and binds all organs of state, including National Government Departments such as the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT). In particular, the values enshrined in the Bill of Rights outlined in Chapter 2 which is a cornerstone of democracy in South Africa. It enshrines the rights of all people in our country and affirms the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.

In line with such values, the National Development Plan indicates that by 2030, ICTs will underpin the development of a dynamic information society and knowledge economy that is more inclusive and prosperous. A seamless information infrastructure will meet the needs of citizens, business and all the public sector, providing access to the wide range of services required for effective economic and social participation – at a cost and quality at least equal to South Africa’s competitors.

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Legislative and Policy Mandates

Following the May 2019 National Elections, the President pronounced the establishment of the National Department of Communications and Digital Technologies. Accordingly, the Presidential Proclamation in Government Gazette dated 14 August 2019 (President Minute: 372) confirmed the transfer of administration, powers and functions entrusted by legislation to the Minister of Communication in terms of Section 97 of the Constitution. Accordingly, the mandate of the DCDT is as follows: To lead South Africa’s digital transformation to achieve digital inclusion that must result in economic growth through creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment.

National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa is a State-Owned Company (SOC), established as an institution of education and learning specialising in information communication technology (ICT) related education for the development of South Africa as a knowledge economy and e-skilling the nation to participate in an Information Society To fulfil the objectives of the company, there is a need to obtain a mixed set of competencies, experiences, and skills to strengthen and further enhance the delivery of the overall functions of the NEMISA Board.

The applicants must be people with a high degree of integrity, honesty, transparency, ethical leadership, professional competence, and due care, confidentiality, accountability and must understand the public sector governance and legislative requirements.


The potential candidates must have proven skills, knowledge, qualifications, and experience that would add value to the Company, and are suitable to serve on the Board by virtue of their qualifications and experience in any of the following disciplines:

  • ICT Sector;
  • Human Resources Management;
  • Academia;
  • Research;
  • 4IR Innovation and technologies;
  • Digital Transformation and Multimedia;
  • Data and Computer Science;
  • Risk management;
  • Information Communication Technology;
  • Finance, economics, and accounting-related fields; and
  • Corporate Governance, Legal, and Corporate Law.
    Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of Board experience and at least 8 years of experience in an Executive or Senior
    Management role in the private and public sector or academic environment.
    Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree; a post-graduate qualification will be an added advantage.
    The applicants must provide the following:
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) supported by a motivation why the candidate is suitable to serve on the NEMISA Board; certified proof of academic qualifications and an identity document (ID). The CV must include the following information: physical and postal addresses; telephone and e-mail address, previous experience quoting dates, and institutions or organisations concerned.
    Disclosure of current and/or potential conflict of interests, including contracts, shareholding, and employment about NEMISA, in compliance with the requirements of section 50 (3) of the Public Finance Management Act and section 75 of the Companies Act.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidate directors only. Approved Directors will be subjected to an annual lifestyle audit.
  • Applications must be addressed to:
    The Director-General, Department of Communications and Digital Technologies
    For attention: Ms. Precious Tsolo, Director: SOE Governance and Support, Ground Floor, Block B, iParioli Office Park,
    1166 Park Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

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