Gauteng appoints new director general

2012-07-19 19:45

Johannesburg - Margaret-Ann Diedricks has been appointed director general (DG) in Gauteng, Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday.

Mokonyane said Diedricks had proved herself in the high-level positions she had held in various spheres of government, the legislature, and academia.

"We have already passed the halfway mark of our term of office. It was critical that we found someone who would be able to hit the ground running," Mokonyane said in a statement.

Diedricks holds a master's degree in psychology, and an advanced executive programme certificate from Unisa. She replaces Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo, who left the Gauteng provincial government at the end of March.

Diedricks, who is the current Ekurhuleni metro chief operating officer and former community safety head of department, has 15 years' experience in the public service, dating back to her period as research manager for the Gauteng legislature in 1997.

"I believe I have developed a wide array of management, administrative and financial management skills through the different positions that I have held over the years that will help me add tangible value to the work of the office of the premier," Diedricks said about her appointment.

She would assume her duties at the beginning of September.

  • des.cider - 2012-07-19 20:57

    Let us all be happy that the appointee is well qualified. Let us also hope that she can use these qualifications and her experience to repair the damage caused in the reigns of her predecessors

      scouter.fourone - 2012-07-19 21:26

      Not so much a matter of her obvious ability but rather a matter of whether she will be 'allowed' to exercise that ability impartially ......

  • Tanduxolo Nguza - 2012-07-20 05:32

    so...nothing about politics, anc this da this, good job anc or da, bad job anc or da, corruption anc or da. neways lets hope the standard of judgement will be maintained at this level consistently.

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