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New leadership on board at the National Arts Council

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New leadership on board at the National Arts Council

The National Arts Council (NAC) started the new financial year on a good note by announcing a new board of Council members appointed by the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC).

The new Council which was appointed following a rigorous selection process, will serve the organisation between January 2017 and December 2020.

The new Council is appointed with the aim to provide oversight and strategic direction to the NAC as required by the National Arts Council Act.

Regarding this, Chief Executive Officer Rosemary Mangope said “Good and effective leadership is important in steering the organisation towards growth, development and the fulfilment of our goals and we at the NAC believe that the appointment of the new Council comes at the right time to help direct the organisation towards achieving its full mandate.”

Leading the Council as the chairperson is Mr Hartley Ngoato, a practicing attorney at Ngoato Attorneys. Mr Ngoato holds a LLB, BProc, and an HRD Diploma and has previously served on the board of an international company. On his appointment, Mr Ngoato said “It is truly an honour to be entrusted with the office of the Chairperson for the National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa. I look forward to this exciting journey with my fellow council members and I am certain that as we work collectively, we will see the NAC continue to thrive and truly enable the arts.”

The full list of Council members is:

Mr Hartley Ngoato (Chairperson)
Ms Jabu Dlamini (Deputy Chairperson)
Mr Edmund Qhawelenkosi Mhlongo
Ms Mmathebe Anna Faith Moja
Ms Thandiwe January-McLean
Mr Pheni Cryprian Ngove
Dr Same Sizakele Mdluli
Ms Avril Louise Joffe
Ms Maria Magdalena van der Spuy
Ms Erica Megan Elk
Ms Nakedi Ribane
Mr Michael Arendse
Mr Bongani Mavuso
Mr Pheni Ngove
Mr Moshe Apleni
Mr Zolani Mkiva
Ms Thoko Nogabe
Mr Jerry Mabuza
Professor Sekgothe Mokgoatšana


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