CALL FOR NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES TO SERVE ON COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INNOVATION

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation hereby invites interested parties to nominate candidates to be considered for appointment to the Council of the National Advisory Council on Innovation (NACI) in terms of section 5 of the NACI Act (Act No.55 of 1997).

 

The objects of the Council are to advise the Minister , and through the Minister, the Ministers Committee and the Cabinet, on the role and contribution of science, mathematics, innovation and technology, including  indigenous technologies, in promoting and achieving national objectives, namely improve and sustain the quality of life of all South Africans , develop human resources for science and technology, build the economy and strengthen the country’s competitiveness in the international sphere.

  

In terms of section 5(1) of the Act, the Council shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the Minister; 16 to 20 members appointed by the Minister after consultation with the Ministers Committee, and after submission to the Cabinet for notification; the chief executive officer of NACI; an officer of the Department of Trade and Industry appointed by the Minister responsible with the concurrence of the Minister of Trade and Industry.

 

The members will be appointed in their personal capacity and serve on a part-time basis for a four-year period effective from 1 October 2022.  Allowances will be in accordance with the National Treasury guidelines for remuneration.

 

The members of the Council, other than the chief executive officer and the executive officer of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, shall all be persons who have –

  • achieved distinction in any field of science and technology in their own right or in the context of innovation;
  • special knowledge or experience in relation to the management of science and technology, or innovation;
  • special insight into the role and contribution of innovation in promoting and achieving national and provincial objectives; or
  • special knowledge and experience of the functioning of the national system of innovation within which the science and technology system operates, the science and technology system, or any other aspect of NACI’s domain of responsibility”.

 

Nominations should be submitted to the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation no later than 15 June 2022.

 

Relevant curricula vitae for nominated candidates, including the following information, should be provided:  Identity number; gender; race; designation and responsibilities; contact details (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers); qualifications and field; current and past service on boards; areas of expertise; and the names and contact details of at least two referees.

 

Confirmation of the availability of the nominee is also required.

 

Nominations may be sent to the Director-General of Science and Innovation, for attention Ms Thato Dube, in one of the following ways:

  • By email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • By post to the Department of Science and Innovation, Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001.
  • By hand to the Department of Science and Innovation, Building 53, Scientia Campus, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria.

 

NB: Nominations will not be considered unless all the requirements set out above are metCorrespondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

Enquiries:  Happy Molefe at 073 376 3888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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