“[The] committee followed the guiding principles in shortlisting candidates and reduced the initial 38 to eight. Mr Xaba said the committee had to look for a fit and proper person for the position but as the law does not describe the term fit and proper, the committee used case law, which offers a guide in this regard, specifying character, experience, knowledge and skills,” the committee said.
A two-week screening process of the candidates will commence from 1 August until 18 August.
“As part of this selection process, all shortlisted candidates will be subjected to suitability screening, reference checks and qualifications verification, among other processes.
“This will be followed by interviews and the committee’s deliberations on candidates. The committee is expected to report back to the National Assembly by 31 August 2023,” the committee said. – SAnews.gov.za