28 February 2011
The City of Tshwane (CoT) wishes to appoint suitable persons to serve on the Board of Directors of the Sandspruit Works Association (SWA). SWA is a municipal entity of the CoT in terms of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act 32 of 2000 as amended). The appointment of the directors will coincide with the political term of Council, subject to annual review.
The purpose of SWA is to provide, improve and assist the CoT with the rendering of the Water Services, including:
- Sanitation Services;
- Sludge Dewatering Services;
- Revenue Management Services to Consumers;
- Extending the existing Water Services in the Northern Tshwane;
- To develop, prepare, install and maintain water and sanitation services and related services to the benefit of the community.
- Provide Potable Water to Consumers for Commercial Use;
- Dispose of Potable Water used for Industrial Use.
The duties of the directors will be to guide and manage SWA in terms of the obligations stipulated in the relevant legislation, agreements with the CoT, King III Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2009 as well as the relevant CoT policy documents. The Directors must be able to lead, control and monitor the business of SWA which includes matters of governance, legal, financial and managerial issues. The duties, responsibilities and remuneration of directors are addressed in three policy documents of the CoT i.e. The Corporate Governance Principles of Municipal Entities dated 27 September 2007 read together with the CoT’s Board Charter for Municipal Entities dated 24 January 2008 and the policy determining the Process to Appoint Directors for Municipal Entities dated 27 March 2008.
Directors will be appointed based on their knowledge or professional experience in any one or more of the fields of engineering, finance, law, accounting, economics or business economics, management, property development as well as community and social development. It will also be required of all candidates to be acquainted with the principles as contained in the King III Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa, 2009.
The CoT’s policy is to provide equal opportunities to all qualified persons irrespective of race, religious belief, age, nationality, marital status, physical disability, HIV status, gender, social origin, culture, political opinion or conscience and sexual orientation.
Only candidates who comply with Sections 93E (1) and 93F of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 will be considered. Cognisance should also be taken of the requirements as stipulated in the CoT’s Corporate Governance Framework for Municipal Entities, the Code of Conduct for Directors of Municipal Entities approved by the Council on 27 September 2007, the CoT’s Board Charter for Municipal Entities as approved by the Council on 24 January 2008 and the Process to Appoint Directors for Municipal Entities approved by the Council on 27 March 2008, will be considered.
Persons with the requisite range of expertise to effectively manage and guide the activities of SWA are eligible for nomination by submitting the candidates’ curriculum vitae to the Executive Head: Governance Executive Support, Attention: Ms. Lebogang Mahaye, Munitoria Building, Room 222, 2nd Floor, Cnr. Vermeulen- & Van Der Walt Streets, Pretoria, or per facsimile to (012) 358 8011. Enquiries can be directed to Ms. Lebogang Mahaye at (012) 358 8018/8004.
Please attach certified copies of all relevant qualifications and documents to the nominations. If the required documentation is not attached, the nomination may be disregarded. No late nominations will be accepted.
Please note that individuals that applied during May 2009 need not apply again as their applications will be considered under this process.
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