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Department of Justice and Correctional Services to appoint new Information Regulator

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On Friday, 4 September 2020, the Department of Justice and Correctional Services will close a call for public participation on the public input on shortlisted candidates for the Information Regulator vacancy.

The Information Regulator Vacancy: Public Input on shortlisted candidates was published for comment on Monday, 24 August 2020.

The public input request introduced by The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services “calls for public comment on the shortlisted five candidates to fill the vacancy that exists at the Information Regulator – Prof Justine Limpitlaw, Prof Alison Gillwald, Ms Katlego Dolamo, Ms Allison Tilley, and Dr Prittish Dala.”

The candidates are expected to meet the governmental requirements, which state, “According to the Protection of Personal Information Act which governs the Information Regulator, members of the Regulator must be appropriately qualified, fit and proper persons with at least one of whom must be appointed on account of experience as a practising advocate or attorney or a professor of law at a university, and the remainder of whom must be appointed on account of any other qualifications, expertise and experience relating to the objectives of the Regulator.”

Further, “The following disqualifies a person for appointment to the Regulator: if a person is not a citizen of the Republic, is a public servant, is a Member of Parliament and any provincial legislature or any municipal council, is an office bearer or employee of any political party, is an un-rehabilitated insolvent, has been declared by a court to be mentally ill or unfit, or has, at any time, been convicted, whether in the Republic or elsewhere, of any offence involving dishonesty.”

The call for comments on the Information Regulator vacancy closes on Friday, 4 September 2020.

Comments can be sent to Vhonani Ramaano at [email protected].

Sayushka Naidoo
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