South Africa, Free State: Following a rigorous interview process, the Free State Provincial Government is pleased to announce the appointments of Heads of Departments.
Community Safety, Roads and Transport, Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and Social Development are the departments in question. All the shortlisted candidates demonstrated sound knowledge of administration. However, only one Head of Department could be appointed in the department.
The appointments are as follows:
The HOD for the Department of Community Safety, Roads and Transport is Dr. Masego Tshabalala.
The HOD for the Department of Social Development is Advocate Tumelo Phahlo.
The HOD for the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is Mr. Steve Tshabalala.
The government is content that all the appointed HODs are equal to the task at hand and possess the necessary experience and capacity to execute their respective duties with distinction and congratulates and wishes them well on their appointments.
The government would also like to thank all the candidates who applied for the vacancies and wishes them well in their future endeavours.
Advocate Phahlo boasts 25 years of experience in the public sector, having worked his way up the ranks. He has worked as a Director, Chief – Director and Acting Head of Department since 2020, and he holds a B Proc, LLB and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court in 2001.
Dr. Tshabalala has been working in the public sector, both national and provincial, for 27 years. She has extensive experience in the infrastructure sector. She possesses two Honours Degrees, an MBA, and a PhD in Business Management, amongst others.
Tshabalala also has extensive experience (28 years) in the public sector and holds a master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, amongst others.
Free State Government changed all department heads except the head of Agriculture. Residents are demanding a new HOD for Agriculture so that they can start fresh.