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Call for comment on applications to serve on Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board

6 March 2020

Applications were received from the following candidates for appointment to the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in respect of vacancies advertised:

  • MrAppolis, Joseph –22 First Avenue, Ravensmead, 7493
  • Dr Du Plessis, Dirk Prieur - 1 Dundas Street, De Zalze Estate, Stellenbosch, 7600
  • MsFani, Chuma –15 Iris Way, Macassar, SomersetWest, 7130
  • Mr Lakay, David Trevor–34 Le Sage Way, Edgemead, 7441
  • Ms Magazi, Noluyolo –Unit A3 Hampton Place, Stepney End, Parklands, 7441
  • MrPhilander, Claude Peter Manuel –No 4 Mignon Road, Diep River, 7945
  • Mr Thango, Mfundo Wiseman – 1 Champion Place, Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal, 4051
  • Ms Venter, Lizanne –6 Hazell Road, Somerset West, 7130
  • Dr Voges, Pierre –03 Norton, 18 Ines Street, Sea Point, 8001

The Board is an independent statutory body instituted in terms of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act.  Its main objective is to control and regulate all gambling and racing activities in the Province, to collect all relevant taxes, levies, duties, fees and penalties and to conduct ongoing research into gambling and racing.

In terms of Section 4 of the Act, in order to be eligible for appointment as a member of the Board, a person shall:

  1. be a natural person;
  2. have attained the age of twenty-five years;
  3. be a citizen of the Republic and ordinarily reside in the Province;
  4. be a fit proper person whose character, integrity, honesty, prior conduct, reputation, habits and associations are beyond reproach;
  5. be of good financial standing; and
  6. not be disqualified in terms of Section 5 of the Act.

In terms of Section 5 of the Act, the following persons shall be disqualified from being appointed to the Board:

  1. anyone who has been convicted of an offence relating to gambling or racing;
  2. anyone who has been convicted of an offence relating to dishonesty;
  3. an unrehabilitated insolvent or anyone who is subject to any legal disability;
  4. anyone who has been removed from any office of trust on account of misconduct or dishonesty;
  5. any political office-bearer; and
  6. anyone who, whether personally or through his or her spouse, an immediate family member, a partner or an associate or any person connected to such persons by marriage-
  1. has or acquires any interest in any gambling business or activity, or
  2. has any interest in any business or enterprise that may conflict or interfere with the proper performance of his or her duties.

Any person who has any objections to or comments on the appointment of anyone of the above-mentioned persons to the Board, should submit their comments in writing to the Accounting Officer: Provincial Treasury (for attention Ms C Horton) at Legislature Building, 3rd Floor, Room W3-07, 15 Wale Street, (Private Bag X9165), Cape Town, 8000, e-mail: and should reach her by no later than 15:00 on 27 March 2020.

[The criteria to be utilized to determine whether an applicant is ordinarily resident in the Province is available on request from Provincial Treasury.]