Politics & Government 2018

Saki Annah Mokgadinyane (31)

Saki Annah Mokgadinyane (31)

Head of department: governance, compliance, risk and strategy management, CCMA

From a very young age, Annah Mokgadinyane wanted to be involved in government and politics in order to make a meaningful contribution to the development of South Africa. She is the head of the governance, compliance, risk and strategy (GCRS) department of the...

Fortune Mlungisi Mkhabela, CIA, CCSA (34)

Fortune Mlungisi Mkhabela, CIA, CCSA (34)

Group chief risk officer, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation

Fortune Mkhabela has come a very long way since growing up in Pienaar KaMsogwaba outside Nelspruit. He possesses a wealth of experience across politics, senior management positions and faith-based organisations. He wears many hats: In addition to being the chief risk...

Freddy Sonakile (28)

Freddy Sonakile (28)

Advocate and legal advisor, North West Provincial Legislature

Freddy Sonakile is a legal advisor at the North West provincial legislature, and is key in providing legal advice to its members. After completing his degree in law at North West University, he became admitted as an advocate of the high court. He then joined the...

Itumeleng Mafatshe (29)

Itumeleng Mafatshe (29)

Deputy director: research and data analysis, Gauteng office of the premier

Itumeleng Mafatshe is a senior researcher, policy analyst and the deputy director: research and data analysis in the office of the premier in Gauteng. With a keen focus in a number of areas of study, including climate change, sustainable development, food security,...

Kgosi Motšoane (29)

Kgosi Motšoane (29)

Strategic partnerships and knowledge generation official, Tisa Divisional Executive Management Unit, Department of Trade and Industry

Kgosi Motšoane is a passionate public servant, working to forge closer ties with the rest of the African continent. He works for Trade and Investment South Africa (Tisa) under the deputy director general. He was part of the founding team for the Trade Invest Africa...

Zuko Ludwe Makaula (29)

Zuko Ludwe Makaula (29)

Assistant director: training logistics at the National School of Government

Zuko Ludwe Makaula is an assistant director in training logistics at the National School of Government (NSG). The NSG’s legal mandate is to provide and facilitate education, training and development in the public service. In his current role, Makaula contributes...

Luyanda Mfeka (30)

Luyanda Mfeka (30)

Director, mayoral communications, City of Johannesburg

Luyanda Mfeka, spokesperson for Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says people are at the core of his work. “This isn’t communication for its own sake. It’s about ensuring that there is continuous accountability from government to residents. The most important part of...

Sanda Siphosakhe Luthuli (28)

Sanda Siphosakhe Luthuli (28)

Senior market analyst, Airports Company South Africa

Sanda Siphosakhe Luthuli is passionate about making sure he uses his skills to ensure economic inclusion is realised. Luthuli holds a MCom in Economics from the University of Johannesburg. As senior market analyst at Airports Company South Africa, he is responsible...

Sherylee Moonsamy (31)

Sherylee Moonsamy (31)

CFO, Johannesburg Development Agency

Sherylee Moonsamy manages a capital budget of almost R2-billion per year as chief financial officer at the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA), the area-based development agency of the City of Johannesburg. After joining the JDA in 2009 as an accountant, she was...

Tlhologelo Collen Malatji (25)

Tlhologelo Collen Malatji (25)

Convener, ANCYL Ekurhuleni Regional Task Team

Political activist Tlhologelo Collen Malatji has dedicated his time and energy into campaigning for positive change and advancing the cause of those who are marginalised in society, especially the youth. “My background in teenage activism from the age of 12 has really...

Zukiswa Nee-Whang (32)

Zukiswa Nee-Whang (32)

Gauteng provincial campaign director, Democratic Alliance

Zukiswa Nee-Whang began her political career in 2017 as a provincial campaign director for the Democratic Alliance in Gauteng. In addition to that, she also has a passion for early childhood development (ECD), a passion which has driven her to serve as the head of...

Sindisiwe Ndlovu (33)

Sindisiwe Ndlovu (33)

Protocol officer, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Art, Culture, Sport and Recreation

Sindisiwe Ndlovu has been involved in regional political structures since 2003, when she was 19 years old. A member of the Young Communist League, she is the personal assitant for the MEC of sports, art, culture and recreation in KwaZulu-Natal Bongiwe Nomusa...

Russel Mulamula (33)

Russel Mulamula (33)

Board member, Roads Agency Limpopo

Russel Mulamula is the deputy director responsible for state-owned companies’ governance and oversight within the Limpopo Provincial Treasury. He plays an advisory role in boards and audit committees of five provincial state-owned enterprises (SOEs). In his role, he...