Former rector and vice-chancellor of Unisa, Barney Pityana, has been appointed as the new chairman of the National Lotteries Commission.
Pityana was appointed by Cabinet following its meeting late last week and was announced Monday.
The 76-year-old brings a wealth of experience and impressive combat history, having been among the prominent leaders of the Black Consciousness Movement who worked closely with Steve Biko.
Pityana was also one of the founding members of the SA Students’ Organization (Saso).
In 1995 he was elected chairman of the SA Human Rights Commission.
He is the older brother of the controversial former chairman of AngloGold Ashanti and ex- SaveSA leader Sipho Pityana.
Pityana takes over an organization plagued by controversy, including allegations of fraud and corruption and misappropriation of funds by top management.
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