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The Minister of Human Settlements, Mr Tokyo Sexwale calls on members of the public to nominate candidates to serve on the council of the Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA). The SHRA is established by the Social Housing Act, (Act No. 16 2008) as a statutory juristic person, ie, a legal entity).
The mandate of the council includes: regulation of the social housing sector; accreditation of social housing institutions; advice the minister on matters pertaining to social housing; administration of capital and institutional grants; conduct compliance monitoring via inspections and; to intervene in the day to day management of social housing institutions in cases where regular inspections have identified maladministration.
Council Members will also assist the SHRA to deliver on its legislated mandate subject to the provisions of the Social Housing Act, (Act No. 16 2008) which includes promoting the development and awareness of social housing and promoting an enabling environment for the growth of development of the social housing sector.
Nominated candidates should have expertise and substantial experience in the field of Social Housing, Risk Management, Financial Management, Project Management, Policy Development, Legal, Governance compliance and Entrepreneurial Acumen.
Commitment to development and the principles of good corporate governance, as well as experience in the formulation and implementation of policy and strategy in social housing will serve as an advantage for nominated candidates.
Appointed council members will hold office for a period not exceeding three years and may be eligible for re-appointment but, can not serve for more than two terms consecutively.
NB: NOMINATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING AND MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DETAILS:
1. Full name and address of the person(s) or organisation(s) nominating the candidate.
2. A Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the candidate. The CV must include:
• The candidate's full names, ID number and gender.
• Contact address, telephone, fax numbers and email address (if any).
• Experience, knowledge and skills.
• Certified copies of academic qualifications and sup¬porting information.
• At least 2 names and contact details of referees.
3. A signed letter of acceptance of the nomination from the candidate.
Full compliance with the nomination requirements is essential.
Nominations must reach the Department not later than 29 January 2010 and, must be addressed to the Director General at: Private Bag X 644, PRETORIA, 0001 or, Govan Mbeki House, 240 Walker Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria.