The Board of the NLC is appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry and hold office for a period of five years, after which they may be reappointed.
Current members of the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) took office in December 2009 then known as the National Lotteries Board (NLB).
The board is chaired by Professor Ntshengedzeni Alfred Nevhutanda and consists of the individuals listed below.
Prof Nevhutanda Alfred is a holder of PhDs in Music (UP) and Education (UNISA) and also has been conferred with a Professorship in Environmental Sciences (Eco Energy Academy) amongst various other academic qualifications. He has wide experience in project management and was affiliated to the Department of Roads and Transport as Executive Chairperson of the Operating License Board where he served as Chairperson of All Chairpersons of Operating License Boards in South Africa until 2010. He has also served in the MINMEC as a representative of OLBs to the Minister, MECs and COTO meetings with particular reference to Taxi Recapitalisation project and the transformation of the Taxi and Bus industry. In December 2009, Prof Nevhutanda was appointed as Chairperson of National Lotteries Board. Prior to this Prof served as Member of the Arts, Culture and National Heritage Distributing Agency for 3 years. During his tenure as Chairperson, he has administered no less than R7 billion and distributed no less than R3 billion for good causes. Prof Nevhutanda’s area of expertise is in strategic marketing and deal making; corporate governance; human resources development; and economic development programmes.
The Board consists of a chairperson and a maximum of six other members, of whom one represents the Minister of Trade Industry, one is legal practitioner and one is a chartered accountant.
A maximum of two members of the board may be employees of any sphere of government.
All members of the board are appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry for a period of up to five years. The Lotteries Act specifies that the Minister must publish a call for nominations.
Thereafter, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry considers the nominees in a “transparent and open process” before making a recommendation to the Minister on suitable candidates.