Governance

Brand South Africa is a Schedule 3A public entity, registered as a trust in terms of the Trust Property Control Act No. 57 of 1988. The organisation’s Executive Authority is the Minister of Communications.

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Brand South Africa is a Schedule 3A public entity, registered as a trust in terms of the Trust Property Control Act No. 57 of 1988. The organisation’s Executive Authority is the Minister of Communications.

As a government-funded agency, Brand South Africa is regulated by the Public Finance Management Act No. 1 of 1999 (as amended) and the National Treasury Regulations, 2005 (as amended).

All trustees are appointed by the President of the Republic of South Africa for a three-year term. The board of trustees meets at least four times a year. The trustees are non-executive and they are not remunerated for the performance of their role as trustees. The CEO is an ex officio executive trustee in terms of the Trust Deed.

The board is unitary and has the following committees which were set up to facilitate the fulfilment of its fiduciary duties and stewardship:

• Human Resources/Remuneration & Social and Ethics Committee (HR/REM & SECO);
• Audit and Risk Committee (ARCO); and
• Marketing Committee (MARCO).

All the board committees are made up of members of the board; executive management only attends by invitation. All committees are empowered to obtain external and independent professional advice whenever they consider it necessary to carry out their duties and are chaired by non-executive trustees. ARCO also consists of two independent non-executive members who are not trustees.

The Director: Governance, Legal and Board Secretariat serves as the secretary to the board.