Member of Executive Council: Mrs. Makgabo Reginah Mhaule

MEC Mhaule Mrs. Makgabo Reginah Mhaule has been an active member of the African National Congress since her early youth years. She has a proud track record in political activism and has made tremendous contributions in the development of South Africa especially at the local government level.

She holds a number of tertiary qualifications from reputable universities and colleges in the country. In 1990, she studied at the former Mgwenya College of Education and graduated with a Secondary Teachers Diploma. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree with the University of South Africa in 1996. She furthered her studies in the field of education by completing a Diploma programme in further education with the University of Pretoria in 1997. She served as an educator at Magashule Primary School in the Limpopo Province and moved to Nkambeni Primary School as an educator for four years. She then moved to Sibukosetfu, where she was promoted to the post of Deputy and Acting Principal after serving as an educator since 1991. In an effort to further broaden her horizons in the field of Education, she enrolled and completed her B.Ed Honours degree with the University of Potchefstroom in 2002.

She is the former Speaker and Executive Mayor of the Mbombela Local Municipality. In 2008, she obtained a Project and Programme Management qualification from the University of Johannesburg. Mrs Mhaule served in the South African Local Government Association leadership collective where she served in various capacities including as a member of the labour relations committee, as a Core Councillor Trainer and a facilitator for the councillor development programme. Mrs Mhaule is also an active member of the woman to woman foundation in Mpumalanga. She has been with the Mpumalanga Provincial Government at the Department of Roads and Transport as a Senior Manager: Transport Administration and Licensing before she joined the Mbombela Local Municipality. She was appointed to the Mpumalanga Provincial Executive Committee as the MEC for Education, in May 2009 flowing from the 2009 National Elections outcomes.

She has graduated for her Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Pretoria in 2010. Following the 2014 National Elections, Mrs. Makgabo Reginah Mhaule was re-appointed as the MEC for Education for a second term.