President Cyril Ramaphosa recently appointed two North-West University (NWU) alumni to the Municipality Demarcation Board (MDB).
Monnapula Motlogelwa and Albert Kekesi will be part of the MDB for a period of five years.
Monnapula holds a BJuris and LLB degree from the NWU. He is a practicing advocate and a member of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates.
He has worked extensively in the field of both local and provincial spheres of government and has written and delivered numerous related papers.
Monnapula served at senior level in the provincial government. This includes the position of deputy director-general at the Local Government and Traditional Affairs Department, and as acting head of Department at the Human Settlements Department.
Albert holds a BScEd and an MEd degree from the NWU as well as various other certificates.
He has been involved in local government – both as a councillor and an administrator – for many years.
He held the position of municipal manager at Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality in the North West from October 2007 to January 2012. He also served as electoral officer in the Independent Electoral Commission. He is presently the Deputy Secretary of the North West provincial legislature.
The MDB is South Africa’s municipal demarcation authority. Its mission is to deepen democracy and facilitate the socio-economic transformation of the country for the benefit of its citizens through:
- Enabling and facilitating a system of developmental local government, through the determination of municipal and ward boundaries that enhances the quality of life of communities overall.
- Advising state entities and other stakeholders about municipal boundaries.
- Being a spatial knowledge hub on all municipal and ward boundary matters.
Deputy secretary of the North West provincial legislature, Mr Albert Kekesi.