Two from FS on board

2019-03-06 06:03
Dr David Mohale

Dr David Mohale

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Two political figures from the Free State have been appointed to serve on the new Municipal Demarcation Board consisting of ten members.

They are Thabo Manyoni and Dr David Mohale, who will serve as an additional member.

The Municipal Demarcation Board, appointed by Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa, took office on 1 March.

The newly appointed board’s term for office is five years.

Manyoni has been appointed as the chairperson of the board.

His recent position was executive mayor of the Mangaung Metro Municipality, having also served in other influential positions.

Mohale also held powerful positions in local government spheres such as at the Masilonyana and the Mathjabeng Local Municipalities.

Manyoni holds a bachelor’s degree, a diploma in business management and a certificate in executive leadership.

He has extensive experience in the public service, especially at local government level.

Apart from having worked for the Electoral Commission (IEC) for four years, he has been a municipal manager for two municipalities over consecutive periods of four years.

Manyoni was also the national chairperson of the South African Local Go­vernment Association (Salga) and the vice-pre­sident of the United Cities and Local Government in Africa.

Manyoni has experience of serving in the provincial and national spheres of government.

He was a member of the executive council of the ruling party over a period of three years during which he served as MEC for Police, Roads and Transport, and as acting premier.

At a national level he has served as a member of parliament.

Mohale holds a BA degree (cum laude), a masters degree in Ma­nagement and a doctor’s degree in Literature and Philosophy. He has worked extensively in the local government sphere.

Mohale was chief of staff at the Masilonyana Municipality, head of office in the Office of the Mayor, senior manager in the Office of the Speaker in the Mathjabeng Municipa­lity and senior researcher in the same municipality.

Currently Mohale serves in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of the Durban University of Technology.

There he is responsible for promoting quality service delivery and communication on transformation and change.

He provides strategic support to the vice-chancellor, including driving stakeholder engagement.


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