Call For Applications To Serve As Directors of BBI

January 26, 2021





Ms. Stella Tembisa Ndabeni-Abrahams, the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies invites the public to nominate potential persons to be considered for appointment to the Board of Broadband Infraco.

Appointed persons will serve as members of the Board on a part-time basis for a period not exceeding three (3) years (subject to Annual Performance assessments) subject to the merger of BBI and Sentech.

Remuneration (including allowances) will be per the guidelines approved by the Minister. The nominee should be a fit and proper person; be of good character; and not be disqualified in terms of Section 69 of the Companies Act and must have experience and expertise in any of the following:

  • Electrical engineering and Information and Communications Technology (ICT);
  • Media, Telecommunications and Broadcasting;
  • Finance and related fields (financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, financial reporting, auditing, risk management, corporate finance), preferably a chartered accountant who has served in
    Audit Committees, ideally in the Public Sector;
  • Legal and Governance;
  • Marketing, Sales, and Stakeholder Management;
  • ICT Policy and Regulations;
  • Corporate Governance, IT Governance, and Ethics; and
  • Digital Transformation.

The nominee must: possess an undergraduate qualification (Bachelor’s degree or Advanced/Higher/Post-graduate Diploma) and experience in Corporate or Public Sector Governance. The following will be an added advantage; Board and/Board committee experience, business leadership experience, and a minimum of 5-8 years’ experience at senior/executive management level; and knowledge and understanding of Public Sector Finance (Public Finance Management Act) including key Government policies and priorities such as the National Development Plan.

Nominations should be submitted to the Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies by no later than Friday, 12 February 2021.

Nominees will be required to disclose financial interests in line with clause 13 of the MOI and Companies Act. Successful candidates must submit themselves to verification of qualifications and security vetting.

Candidates with foreign academic qualifications that have not been graded/verified with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), must verify their qualifications directly with SAQA.

Relevant curriculum vitae for the nominated candidate, including the following compulsory information: Identity number; gender; race; current designation and responsibilities; contact details (postal and email addresses, and telephone); qualifications; current and past service on boards; areas of expertise and acquired skills; and the names and contact details of two referees. Confirmation of the availability of the nominee is also required.

Candidate must submit certified copies of the academic qualifications (including Matric) and identity document.

Nominations may be sent to the Director-General: Department of Communications and Digital Technologies, for attention Ms. Precious Tsolo via e-mail to:

NB: Nominations will not be considered unless all the requirements set out above are met. Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

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