Shortlist of Candidates for appointment to the South African National Space Agency

Science and Technology

27 February 2013
Chairperson: Mr N Ngcobo (ANC)
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Meeting Summary

The Committee unanimously adopted the shortlist of Candidates for Appointment to the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), opting to not amend the report in order to provide the Minister with an elaborate list to select his preferred five candidates from.

Meeting report

Introduction by Chairperson
The Chairperson invited Committee Members with any input or reservations regarding the shortlist to come forward. He reaffirmed that the Committee had to approve a minimum of five names from the shortlist and also conveyed the Minister’s opposition to Parliament’s interference with the appointment process of board members.

Mr M Nonkonyana (ANC) suggested that the Committee should adopt the shortlist (of 13 candidates) devoid of any amendments in order to provide the Minister with an ample amount of candidates to choose his (five) preferred candidates from.

The Chairperson read the report and listed all the recommended candidates. The following names were read:

Mrs Esther Khambule
Ms Evodia Malefane
Mrs Ntombokuqala Nokulunga Mnqeta
Ms Mokoka Mathukana
Mr Marius Rezelman
Ms Kenosi Selane
Prof ADM Walker
Mr Linden Petzer
Dr Daphney Mayindi
Dr Jonas Mphepya
Mr Ashley Naidoo
Mr Mbangiseni Nepfumbada
Ms Carey Rajah

The report was unanimously adopted by the Committee without any amendments.

The meeting was adjourned.


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