Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has New Acting Head of Department | Western Cape Government


Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport has New Acting Head of Department

5 December 2005

MEC Jacobs has welcomed the Acting Head of Department, Dr Lorraine Platzky who effectively took office on Monday, 5 December 2005 in an acting capacity until a suitable candidate is found.

Dr Platzky replaces Advocate Rod Solomons, whose contract expired on November 30, 2005 after 3 years at the helm of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Speaking at the legislature during the Adjustment Appropriation Bill yesterday, MEC Jacobs thanked Advocate Solomons for his leadership and role in stabilizing the Department when it was merged into its current form from separate portfolios (i.e Departmennt of Arts and Culture and the Department Sport and Recreation).

Dr Lorraine Platzky has impeccable credentials in the public sector, having served at executive levels in the Presidency's RDP unit, Department of Trade and Industry, Western Cape Economic Development, Tourism and Finance as well as Local Government and Housing. She has a PhD in Regional Development Planning and Economics.

MEC Jacobs says "Dr Platzky is a seasoned professional with great ability to effect the transformation agenda and further build this department. I wish her success in her new role."

For further enquiries please contact: Mandla Yeki at 082 553 3477.

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Mandla Yeki
Spokesperson for Ministry
Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation
Tel: (021) 483 9804
Fax: (021) 483 9801
Mobile: 082 553 3477
Protea Assurance Building, Green Market Square, Cape Town

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