12 November 2020 - NW2550
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the minister of sport, arts and culture”
(1) (a) What is the current number of positions at the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) that are occupied in an acting capacity, (b) from what dates have the specified positions been filled in an acting capacity and (c) what are the reasons that the individuals who previously occupied the positions resigned from the specified positions; (2) What (a) total number of executive positions are available, (b) are the details of the specified positions and (c) total number of executive positions are now filled with persons in an acting capacity; (3) Whether the Board has changed the banking details of PanSALB; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what (a) are the reasons and (b) is the name of the person who (i) was in charge of the bank accounts and (ii) is currently in charge of the bank account?NW3221E
1(a). The current number of positions occupied in an acting capacity is Two (2).
(b). Acting Deputy Director: Demand appointed from August 2019 to date; the Acting Executive Head: Languages from 01 August 2020 to date
(c). The previous incumbent (Deputy Director: Demand was dismissed 29 November 2019 due to misconduct.
2(a). The total number of executive positions available is three (3)
(b). The details of specified positions are Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Head: Languages.
(c). The Total number of Executive positions filled in an acting capacity is one, (1) namely, Executive Head: Languages.
3. As per the instruction of the former Chairperson of the board, through the office of the Acting Chief Executive Officer, the office of the Chief Financial Officer was instructed to initiate the process of changing bank accounts. A tender was advertised on 3 September 2020. Bids were received from various banks and to date no action has taken place.
(a) The former Chairperson of the board instructed that the bank account be changed, as the board was not happy with the current bank used.
(b)(i). Person/(s) in charge of the bank accounts as at 2 November 2020 Dr Bongumenzi Mpungose: Chief Executive Officer, Ms Veliswa Dwamena Deputy: Finance Manager (Former Acting Chief Financial Officer)
(ii). Ms Portia Prudence Chilwane: Board member