Sandton, 09 January 2019 – In terms of section 7(8) of the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act, 2011 (Act No. 9 of 2011), the Community Schemes Ombud Service is pleased to announce the appointment of new Board Members by the Minister of Human Settlements, Ms N.C. Mfeketo (MP), effective 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.
Members to the CSOS Board are:
• Mr M Tyamzashe (Chairperson)
• Mr M Ramataboe (Deputy Chairperson)
• Ms B Zulu
• Ms A Olifant
• Ms L Noge-Tungamirai
• Mr R Jock
• Mr T Holmes
In the interest of continuity, the CSOS welcomes the reappointment of Mr Taurean Holmes and Mr Rajesh Jock to the list of current board members.
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About the CSOS
The CSOS was established in terms of the Community Schemes Service Act, 2011 (Act 9 of 2011) to regulate the conduct of parties within community schemes and to ensure their good governance. Community Schemes are defined in the CSOS Act as “living arrangements where there is shared use of and responsibility for land/buildings such as sectional title, homeowners ’associations, retirement housing schemes, share block companies and housing cooperatives.” It came into operation on the 7th of October 2016 when the CSOS Act was proclaimed into law by the President with a mandate to:
• Develop and provide a dispute resolution service;
• Provide training for conciliators, adjudicators and other employees of the CSOS;
• Regulate, monitor and quality assure scheme governance documentation; and
• To take custody of, preserve and provide public access electronically or by other means to scheme
In terms of section 22(1) of the CSOS Act, CSOS funding is derived from levies charged to community schemes,
fees charged for dispute resolution, money appropriated by Parliament, gifts or donations made to the service
with the approval of the Executive Authority, the Minister of Human Settlements.