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Calling for nominations to serve on Gambling and Racing Board

12 February 2021

Nominations are hereby invited for appointment to the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board in terms of Regulation 3 of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Regulations. The Board is an independent statutory body established in terms of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act, 1996 (Act 4 of 1996) (“the Act”). The Board’s main objective is to, inter alia, 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.

The responsibilities of Board members include, but are not limited to: attending monthly Board meetings, conducting site visits, conducting assessments and participating in the activities of committees to which they have been appointed (Audit Committee, Limited Payout Machine Committee, Horseracing Committee, Casino Committee and/or Human Capital Committee).

Members of the Board must be eligible in terms of the Act, and be persons with appropriate knowledge and qualifications, especially in the fields of: social/ community welfare, finance, economics, accounting/auditing, law, business acumen and experience in exercising one of the responsibilities listed above.

 In terms of section 4 of the Act, in order to be eligible for appointment as a member, a person must—
a) be a natural person;
b) have attained the age of twenty-five years or, in the case of an employee of the Board, the age of eighteen years;
c) be a citizen of the Republic of South Africa (the Republic) and ordinarily resident in the Province;
d) be a fit and proper person whose character, integrity, honesty, prior conduct, regard for the law, reputation, habits and associations do not pose a threat to the health, safety, morals, good order and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Province and to the provisions and policy of the Act;
e) be of good financial standing; and
f) not be disqualified under section 5 of the Act.

 In terms of section 5 of the Act, the following persons are disqualified from being appointed as a member of the Board:
a) anyone who has at any time been convicted of an offence in terms of the Act or any similar law;
b) anyone who at any time, whether in the Republic or elsewhere, has been convicted of theft, fraud, forgery, the uttering of a forged document, perjury or any offence under the Corruption Act, 1992 (Act 94 of 1992), or any offence of which dishonesty is an element;
c) an unrehabilitated insolvent or anyone who is subject to any legal disability;
d) anyone who has at any time been removed from any office of trust on account of misconduct or dishonesty;
e) any political office-bearer; and
f) anyone who, whether personally or through his or her spouse, family member, partner or associate—

(i) has or acquires a direct or an indirect financial interest in any gambling business or establishment; or
(ii) has any interest in any business or enterprise that may conflict or interfere with the proper performance of his or her duties as a member of the Board or in any licence issued under the Act.

A member of the Board must have appropriate knowledge or experience, including in any of the following fields: social or community welfare, finance, economics, accounting, auditing, law, or business.

A member of the Board is appointed on a part-time basis, and holds office for such period, not exceeding four years, as the Provincial Cabinet may determine at the time of his or her appointment, and is eligible for reappointment at the termination of his or her term of office.
 Eligible nominations must be submitted on or before 16:00 on 5 March 2021 by—

a) posting it to:
The Accounting Officer
Provincial Treasury
Private Bag X9165
Cape Town 8000;

b) emailing it to;

c) faxing it to Fax no. 021 483 4337; or

d) delivering it to The Accounting Officer: Provincial Treasury
3rd Floor, Room W3-07
Provincial Legislature Building
15 Wale Street
Cape Town, and be marked for the attention of Ms Claire Horton. 

Nominations must include the name, address, telephone number and curriculum vitae of the nominee.

The Board intends to achieve representivity among its members, and preference will therefore be given to designated groups, especially female candidates and people with disabilities.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms C Horton, tel. 021 483 6037.

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