Call for Nominations to the Board of Wesgro | Western Cape Government

Call for Nominations to the Board of Wesgro

(Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Western Cape Government)


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In terms of Sections 5 and 6 of the Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Act, 1996 (Act 3 of 1996), hereafter referred to as ‘‘the Act’’, the Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Economic Development and Tourism, Ms Beverley Schäfer, in consultation with the Executive Mayor of the City of Cape Town, Mr Dan Plato, invites interested parties to submit the names of fit and proper persons to be considered for appointment to the Board of the Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Wesgro). There are two vacancies on the Board. This appointment will be made in terms of Section 3 of the Act and concerns the filling of two vacancies. In terms of Section 3(2)(c) subject to subsection (3), no more than ten directors must be appointed by the Minister.

In order to be eligible for appointment, nominees must comply with the criteria set out in subsections 3(4)(b), 3(5)and 3(6)of the Act, which read as follows:

“3(4)(b)The directors of the Board must, in addition to meeting the criteria contemplated by subsection(5), occupy a leadership position and have proven leadership abilities.

3(5)Any director, including an ex officio director, must—

(a)     have knowledge of tourism, trade and investment;

(b)     have experience in the promotion of tourism, trade and investment;

(c)     be able to contribute to the integrated and coordinated marketing of the Province’s business image;

(d)     reside permanently in the Province; and

(e)     be a fit and proper person.

(6)The Minister must give due consideration to the need for the Board to reflect broadly the demographic composition of the Province.”

Shortlisted nominees must be willing to submit to financial and background vetting as a condition to appointment. In terms of Section 3A of the Act, the successful nominee will be expected to serve for the remaining period of office of the current Board. His or her responsibilities will include attending the annual general meeting and the meetings of the Board held in such fashion and at such times as set out in the constitution, as well as other duties and functions specified in the Act.

Nominations must be submitted on the prescribed nomination form and be accompanied by a comprehensive curriculum vitae of the nominee. Nomination forms are available from or from the Western Cape Government website (

Applications must be marked “Wesgro Board Nomination” for the attention of Ms Ilse van Schalkwyk and sent to the Chief Director: Economic Sector Support by one of the following means:

  • By post: PO Box 979, Cape Town, 8000.
  • By hand: 10th Floor, Waldorf Building, 80 St George’s Mall, Cape Town.
  • By email: with the subject line “Wesgro Board Nomination”.

All nominations will be treated as strictly confidential. Nominations must be received on or before 12:00 on 11 March 2019. No incomplete nominations or nominations received after 12:00 on the specified date will be considered.

Enquiries: Ilse van Schalkwyk, tel. 021 483 9494 or Zubeida Ben-Davids, tel. 021 483 9279

Note: Nominations close at 12:00 on 11 March 2019. The Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Act, 1996 (Act 3 of 1996) (as amended) and the nomination forms are available at


Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Act, No 3 of 1996

Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Law Amendment Act 1 of 2005

Western Cape Investment and Trade Promotion Agency Amendment Act 6 of 2013

Nomination Form

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