Profile of the HOD

Mr. Mokete Victor Duma

Mr Mokete Victor Duma was appointed Head of Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in November 2013.

He was born in Viljoenskroon, a farming town situated in the Northern Free State. He matriculated in 1988 and went on to study at Sefikeng College of Education where he obtained a Senior Primary Teachers Diploma (SPTD).

Mr Duma continued his studies at North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, where he obtained a Higher Education Diploma in 1993.  He went on to further his studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) where he obtained a Certificate in Labour Relations and a Diploma in Labour Relations in 1998 and 1999 respectively.

Keen to improve on his education and skills, he studied towards an Advanced Diploma in Labour at the University of the Free State in 2000. Continuing to expand his skills basket, Mr Duma, through long distance learning, obtained a post graduate Diploma in Labour Law at the University of Johannesburg in 2005.

In 2007 he obtained a Masters of Philosophy in Labour Relations and Employment Relationship at the University of Johannesburg. He also completed Municipal Executive Leadership Management Programme with University of Pretoria in 2009; this setting him well on his way to a perfect fit in government work.

A labour and political activist, Mr Duma was appointed full time shop steward of South African Teachers Union (SADTU) in 1997. With growing activism and suitable qualifications in education and law, he was appointed Head of Education at Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing and Wood Allied Workers Union (CEPPAWU) in 2004.

Mr Duma started his teaching career at Kgabareng Secondary School in VIljoenskroon. In 2005 he joined the Free State Department of Agriculture as Deputy Director for Special Programmes in the Office of the Member of Executive Council (MEC).  Later in the same year he joined Dihlabeng Local Municipality as Director for Corporate Services. In 2006 he was appointed Municipal Manager for Moqhaka Local Municipality until 2009.

Prior to his appointment as Acting HoD for COGTA, he worked in the Department of the Premier as Head of Organisational Development, Performance Management and Service Delivery Improvement, while simultaneously acting as Head of Provincial Skills Development.