Nominations: Appointment of members to the Legal Deposit Committee

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Arts and Culture

Members of the library and information services, the publishing industry (print and audio-visual) and other interested parties are hereby invited to nominate suitable candidates to be considered for appointment to the Legal Deposit Committee in terms of section 8 (1) and (2) of the Legal Deposit Act, 1997 (Act No. 54 of 1997). The Minister of Arts and Culture will appoint the Committee for a three-year period, from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2016.

The object of the Committee is to coordinate and promote the implementation of the Legal Deposit Act, 1997. The core functions of the Committee are to advise the Minister on any matter dealt with in this Act, to make recommendations to the Minister concerning any regulations which the Minister may make under this Act, to coordinate the tasks carried out by the places of legal deposit, advise places of legal deposit regarding any matter dealt with in this Act, and to establish Subcommittees or Working Groups when necessary to investigate any tasks relating to the implementation of this Act.

Nominees should represent stakeholders who have expertise in the library and information services sector; the publishing sector; management, finance and marketing; the preservation of material, copyright and related legislation: knowledge of and interest in the legal deposit of publications and e-publications, and the development of literacy and reading.

Anyone wishing to nominate a person to serve on the Legal Deposit Committee must complete and submit an official nomination form to the Department of Arts and Culture. The nomination form must include the following Annexures in order to be considered:

 A: A letter providing the full names and contact details of the nominator, explaining the nominee’s suitability for appointment in terms of the criteria stated above, and the names and contact details of three references of the nominee.
B: The nominee’s written acceptance of the nomination.
C: A brief CV of the nominee, providing information on the nominee under all of the following headings: • Title and full names • ID number • Citizenship • Full contact details • Current position and name of employer • Academic qualifications • Relevant experience • Fields of expertise • Membership of associations, Boards, etc. (past and present) • Gender • Race.

Please note that this is not an advertisement for employment. Remuneration of Legal Deposit Committee members will be limited to the payment of reasonable subsistence and travel expenses when attending meetings twice per year (in Pretoria or other centers).

The official nomination form (incl. a template for the brief CV, as well as a copy of the Legal Deposit Act, 1997, may be obtained from:

Nominations must be addressed to Mr A Roos at [email protected] or Ms R Phasha at [email protected] by no later than Monday, 30 November 2015.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr A Roos on tel (012) 441 3211 or Ms R Phasha on tel (012) 441 3321