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Sello Michael Makhubela was officially appointed as the new Bela-Bela municipal manager on Tuesday 3 April, during a special council meeting held at the municipal buildings in town.
Makhubela on Monday 9 April elaborated on where he comes from, his qualifications and why he is the best candidate for the job of municipal manager.
Makhubela is in fact a local resident and grew up in the area. He attended Mmamakwa Primary School and matriculated at Maope High in the Bela-Bela township.
After school he obtained a national diploma in electrical engineering at the University of Johannesburg.
He went to study further and obtained an NQF level 8 qualifications in project management at the University of Pretoria, another NQF level 8 in International leadership development programme at the Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS), as well as a masters’ degree in business administration at the Tshwane University of Technology.
After receiving his qualification at the Gordon Institute, he was selected to visit countries like India, China and the city of Dubai to learn how other countries conduct business.
He said that during his studies he worked for the Johannesburg municipality as the senior manager for technical services and later became the chief operating officer for the Joburg (Johannesburg) Market.
His other workplaces included the Gauteng department of infrastructure development, the South African Social Security agency (Sassa), and later found himself working as the electrical inspector for the entire Waterberg district.
He was awarded best Limpopo province sport administrator in 2017, and was the employee of the year 2012 during his time at the Joburg Market.
His goal in the next five years for Bela-Bela is for the municipality to gain a clean audit, improve the motivation of employees so they can interact better with the public and stakeholders, that service delivery be provided efficiently and effectively and make sure that good governance becomes the norm.
He also hopes to see the establishment of a technical, vocational, education and training college (TVET) in the area.
“The mandate is clear — good governance is critical, to satisfy our stakeholders, enhancing tourism, alleviate poverty and have better social cohesion,” said Makhubela.
“I believe I am the right candidate for the job based on my expertise, experience and qualifications. My heart, interests and passion are within the community.”
Makhubela is 39 years old, married and has a daughter.
8 months ago 25 April 2018