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Sunday, September 18, 2016


Deadline: September 23, 2016

The Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, invites members of the arts fraternity and the general public to nominate persons to serve as Council members of the National Arts Council (NAC) in terms of the National Arts Council Act, 1997 (Act No. 56 of 1997).

Nominated candidates should possess special knowledge and experience in the field of Arts. Nominees who possess other skills which are not directly related to Arts but could be beneficial to the Council, for example, managerial, finance, information technology, human resources and legal will be considered. Candidates must be willing to render community service.

Anyone wishing to nominate a person for possible appointment to the Council of the NAC should submit the following:

-A nomination letter containing full names and all contact details of the nominee. The letter must also provide reasons for the nomination and explain suitability for appointment;
-A statement / letter signed by the nominee, in which he or she agrees to the nomination;
-Recently updated Curriculum Vitae of the nominee, including three (3) contactable references; and
-Certified copies of the nominee Identity Document as well as educational qualifications.

No nomination will be considered unless all of the above are included. Correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. The names of the nominees, including the dates, time and venue of the interviews as well as the final list of appointed candidates will be published on the websites of the National Arts Council and Department of Arts and Culture to enable members of the public to participate in the appointment process as required by the Act.

Nominations must be addressed to the Director-General of the Department of Arts and Culture, for the attention of Phillip Phaahla - Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001

Or hand delivered at 1st Floor Kingsley Centre Building situated at 481 Stanza Bopape, Kingsley Centre Building, 481 Stanza Bopape, Arcardia, Pretoria

Or sent via email to:

Enquiries may be directed to Phillip Phaahla at 012 441 3437. The remuneration of the appointed Council members will be in line with the rates prescribed by the National Treasury.

Closing date: September 23, 2016. No late application will be accepted.

NB: Noteworthy is that the dissolution of the current council is not as a result of its inability to discharge its fiduciary duties. The re-advertisment seeks to correct omissions that were made when the council was appointed.

(This information is published on the Arts & Culture Trust’s blog – see