Section 62(2) of the ECT Act requires the Minister of Communications to appoint a selection or nomination panel, and then issue a public call for nominations to the Board of Directors. The nomination panel interviews the short-listed nominees and recommends appointments to the Minister. The Minister then chooses to accept all the recommended appointments or to refer some back to the panel for further consideration.
Ant Brooks is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA).
While obtaining an Electrical Engineering degree at the University of the Witwatersrand in the 1990, he became interested in the nascent South African Internet industry, and was part of a group of students who co-ordinated a series of industry and Internet community meetings to address key Internet issues at the time, including the re-delegation of the .CO.ZA subdomain 1995.
In June 1996, he was involved in the establishment of the Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA), an industry body that has represented the interests of ISPs in South African for almost two decades.
He served as General Manager of ISPA from 2006 until 2011, and remains involved as a Special Advisor.
In 2004, Ant Brooks assisted in the creation of the Wireless Application Service Providers' Association (WASPA), the self-regulatory body for mobile applications and services, and played a key role in developing WASPA's Code of Conduct.
Ant Brooks was appointed to the Board of ZADNA in 2007, and re-appointed for a second term in 2015. In addition to his duties as a member of the Board, he also serves on ZADNA's Technical Committee.
In 2012, as part of the restructuring of UniForum to form the ZA Central Registry (ZACR), he was asked to serve on the Board of ZACR.
He has a keen interest in the technical and governance aspects of the domain name system, and a passion for making .ZA domain names more accessible to South African Internet users.
Nirvani previously served on the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) Board.
She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Chair of Information Technology (IT) Committee at CPUT. She is a member of the Technical Committee at ZADNA. She is a member of the Audit Committee at Overberg Water.
Nirvani was a member of the Audit Committee, Strategic Committee and Human Resources Committee at SITA.
Coupled with the above experience, Nirvani is employed by Pearson, as the Executive Director of Technology for Pearson South Africa. Pearson is a global company, which previously focused on publishing of printed educational materials. It is changing focus and is now focused mainly on enhancing learning through all ages using digital media. Pearson South Africa also owns 2 private universities CTI and MGI. A critical component of the role is to ensure alignment of the technology strategy to that of the business strategy, both at a global and national level.
Nirvani has over 20 years of Technology experience in various industry sectors. She has worked in multi-disciplinary environments and has had to drive the strategy and implementation of technologies in these environments. Her key principal to ensure success is the close engagement with varying levels of information services staff. Nirvani worked collaboratively with Executives of organisations to ensure that information services are seen as key enablers to drive the business success. She believes in the power of Team effectiveness.
Nirvani’s qualifications include MSc (Computer Science), Advanced Business Program (ABP) and MCSE. She qualified as the top student for the ABP program.
Nicholas Msibi is a Non-executive member of the Board of Directors of the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA). He serves as finance committee chair and member of the technical committee at ZADNA.
A highly energetic, versatile, result oriented and resilient leader with excellent leadership and management track record. Has 16 years of experience in engineering management, project management, people management, business administration, risk management, strategy development and execution, financial management, and business process operationalization. Holds a National diploma (Electrical Engineering, TUT), B. eng degree (Electrical Engineering, University of Pretoria), MDP (University of Pretoria), GDE (Industrial Engineering, Wits university) and an MBA (Gibs). Has a Master of Business Administration with research exposure on strategic management and integrated risk management.
Have great aspirations for making indirect or direct large scale economic contribution to the South African economy through dynamic leadership and management attributes.
Olgar Morata is a highly motivated Attorney duly admitted in 2003 with more than 10 years legal, governance and management experience.
2011 June – to date MOGOKARE ATTORNEYS
2007 May – MAY 2011 LEGAL AID SOUTH AFRICA
Position Corporate Attorney
2005 Oct - 2007 April DEP. OF JUSTICE & CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Position Acting Magistrate
2001 Feb – 2005 Sep VAN SCHALKWYK ATTORNEYS
Position Candidate Attorney & Professional Assistant
Served as a Chairperson for Independent Appeals Tribunal for the Department of Social Development (2010 - 2011).
Served as an Audit Committee member of the Limpopo Provincial Treasury (2009 – 2012),
Department of Economic Development, Mpumalanga (2011 – 2014),
Mookgopong District Municipality (2012 -2014) and
North West Provincial Treasury (2012 to date).
Served as a Council member of Robben Island Museum and further chairing their Governance Sub-Committee (2010 -2013), and for Council for Medical Schemes and also sitting on their Appeals Committee (2011 – 2014).
Adv Motlatjo Josephine Ralefatane is the Chairperson of the .ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) , the statutory regulator and manager of the .za namespace.
Adv. Ralefatane also holds various other qualifications from several institutions. She is practising as Advocate.
She has contributed in the education sphere when she became a Law Lecturer at the University of the North (University of Limpopo) for 2 years and also a part time Law Lecturer at University of South Africa (UNISA) for about 10 years cumulative.
It was very humbling to be appointed the Reviewer of Journals/Manuscripts in the United Kingdom (UK).
Upon completion from tertiary, she was employed as Senior Legal Advisor at Eastern Gauteng Services Council (EGSC) now called Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality where she became Acting Manager Legal and Property department. She later went to Pietersburg/Polokwane TLC to take up the position as Head Legal and Administration services department.
In 2000 Adv. Ralefatane was appointed the CCMA Commissioner for two terms and during this period she was also appointed at various bargaining councils including GPSSBC, ELRC, NBCCI, SALGBC, SSSBC etc, her duties involved conciliation, mediation, facilitation and arbitration of Labour disputes. Her experience in the disputes resolution fraternity extended further when she was appointed Land Disputes mediator for the Department of Rural Development and Land Affairs and also a conciliator at pension funds disputes at the pension fund Adjudicator (PFA). Advocate Ralefatane is an accredited Mediator of the Court Annexed Mediation in South Africa.
Adv. Ralefatane is also a former Acting Judge of the Labour Court of South Africa.
Adv. Ralefatane has held various other non-executive directors positions in boards and board sub-committees, she is actively involved in community development initiatives, frequently requested as a speaker in different events/conferences/seminars, and so zealous in the up-liftment of women.
She also held roles as member of the Refugee Appeals Board and Appeals Adjudicator on foreign nationals’ appeals.
International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
African Court Coalition on Effective Human and People’s Rights
Institute of Internal Auditors IIA (IIASA and Global membership)
International Association of Refugees Law Judges (IARLJ)