Department Of Human Settlement
RE-ADVERTISEMENT: NOMINATION OF MEMBERS TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF THE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Notice is hereby given by the Honourable Minister for Human Settlements, Nomaindiya Mfeketo, Member of Parliament, to invite nominations of members to serve on the Board of the Housing Development Agency (HDA).
The Housing Development Agency is a public entity established in terms of the Housing Development Agency Act, 2008 (Act No. 23 of 2008), “the Act”. It is an entity classified under Schedule 3 of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).
The Agency is mandated to do the following:
(a) Identify, acquire, hold, develop and release state, communal and privately owned land for residential and community purposes and for the creation of sustainable human settlements;
(b) Project manage housing development services for the purposes of the creation of sustainable human settlements;
(c) Monitor that there is centrally coordinated planning and budgeting of all infrastructure required for housing development; and monitor the provision of all infrastructure required for housing development.
The Board is the accounting authority of the Agency and is responsible to:
(a) Give effect to the mandate contemplated in Section 8 and to the strategy of the Agency in order to achieve the objectives of the Agency;
(b) Take decisions on behalf of the Agency and gives effect to those decisions;
(c) Provide guidance to the Chief Executive Officer concerning the exercise of the functions of the Agency;
(d) Notify the Minister immediately of any matter that may prevent or materially affect the achievement of the objects or financial targets of the Agency; and
(e) Refer to the Minister any matter concerning the adverse functioning of the Agency.
In terms of section 12(4) of the Act, the candidates must have proven skills, knowledge and experience in areas of risk management, financial management, township planning, project management, governance compliance, transformation and diversity equity, land development, management, necessary for the efficient and effective performance of the Board’s functions and the need for representation of historically disadvantaged persons.
The following attributes, when viewed collectively, will serve as an advantage for the nominated candidates: • Commitment to development and the principles of good corporate governance • Visionaries, who are able to formulate and implement strategy, define policies and priorities consistent with the housing delivery responsibility of the government; and • Theoretical and/or practical knowledge in housing policy development.
A person may not be appointed as or remain a member of the Board if that person:
a) Is an unrehabilitated insolvent or becomes insolvent and the solvency results in the sequestration of that person’s estate;
b) Has been declared by a court of law to be mentally unfit;
c) Has been convicted, in the Republic or elsewhere, of theft, fraud, forgery, perjury or any other offence involving honesty;
d) Has been convicted of any other offence, whether in the Republic or elsewhere, committed after the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993), took effect, and sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine;
e) Has been, or is, removed from an office of trust on account of misconduct in respect of fraud or the misappropriation of money;
f) Is otherwise disqualified from serving as a member of a Board in terms of the Companies Act, 2008 (Act No. 71 of 2008); or
g) Has or acquires an interest in a business or enterprise, which may conflict or interfere with the proper performance of the duties of a member of the Board.
Nominations should be submitted in writing and must have the following details:
1. Full name and address of the persons or organisation nominating the candidate;
2. A curriculum vitae of the candidate which must include:-
• Candidate’s full names, ID number and gender;
• Contact address, telephone, fax and email address;
• Certified copies of all qualifications; and
• At least two names and contact details of references.
3. A signed letter of acceptance of the nomination from candidate;
Strict compliance with the nomination requirements is essential.
Ayanda Mbanga Communications has been retained to handle initial responses. Suitably qualified and experienced persons may forward a detailed CV via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the name of the position and in the subject line.
Enquiries may be directed to: Ms Tsepiso Moloi at (012) 421 1472.
N.B Women, youth and persons living with disability, are encouraged to apply. Correspondence will be limited to the successful nominees.
Closing Date: 28 February 2019
N.C. MFEKETO, MP
MINISTER FOR HUMAN SETTLEMENTS