Media release

Minister in The Presidency invites nominations for MAC Charter Council

18 September 2020

18 September 2020

Minister in the Presidency The Hon Jackson Mthembu MP is inviting the public, including the private sector, to nominate persons to serve on a statutory council that will advance transformation in the Marketing, Advertising and Communications (MAC) sector.

As the Minister in The Presidency responsible for the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), Minister Mthembu recently published Government Gazette No 43680 which invites members of the public, as well as the private sector,  to nominate persons to serve on the MAC Charter Council.

The appointment of the MAC Charter Council is directed towards ensuring that transformation in the sector is promoted, monitored and reported on annually in line with the provisions of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment Act of 2003, as amended.

In terms of Section 21.5 of the transformative Sector Code for the marketing, advertising and communications sector, the Minister must appoint in writing, the Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson and members to the MAC Charter Council upon nomination by the public. The nominees must represent a broad cross-section of the population of the Republic of South Africa and be committed to the objectives and principles of promoting economic transformation as espoused in the Constitution. In addition, members appointed to the Council must be persons who are suited to serve on this body by virtue of their qualifications, expertise and experience in marketing, advertising and communication.

Persons appointed will serve as non-executive members of the MAC Charter Council, for a maximum period of four (4) years effective from 01 October 2020. The Constitution of the Council and the Sector Code are available from the GCIS website:

The following information should be supplied in respect of the nominating organisation and the person being nominated:

a. Curriculum vitae
b. Full name(s)
c. Identity number
d. Physical and postal address
e. Telephone
f. Email address
g. Organisation being represented with the nomination
h. Signature of the person nominating, and the one being nominated.

Organisations should provide motivation for their nominations.

Nominations should be addressed to Mr. Sandile Nene, GCIS, at the address below:

Ground Floor, Tshedimosetso House
1035 Frances Baard Street (cnr Festival Street) Hatfield, Pretoria, 0001

Email: sends e-mail)

The closing date for the nominations is extended to Monday, 21 September 2020. Please note that nominations received after the closing date will not be considered.

Sandile Nele, GCIS - Chief Director: Media Policy
Cell: 083 712 2316

Issued by: Government Communication and Information System (GCIS)
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