QUESTION NO: 1024-2014
FOR WRITTEN REPLY
DATE OF PUBLICATION IN INTERNAL QUESTION PAPER: 22 AUGUST 2013 (INTERNAL
QUESTION PAPER REF NO. 10-2014)
The question reply is submitted: 2 September 2014.
âDR G A GROOTBOOM (DA) TO ASK THE MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTUREâ
Whether he has appointed a National Archivist in terms of section 4(1)(a)
of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa Act, Act 43
of 1996: if not, why not; if so, when was the appointment effected?
No, the National Archivist has not been appointed as yet, however there is
an Acting National Archivist appointed since the 27th of September 2010,
the post was advertised on the 8th of September 2013 in the Sunday Times
newspaper with the closing date of 20th September 2013. However no
appointment was made due to the scarcity of skills in this niche part of
the arts, culture and heritage sector.. I have instructed the officials of
my Department to restart and speed up the process of selection and final
Reply question reply 1024 is approved by the Minister.