Ms Matilda Gasela has since, 24 July 2015 been seconded to the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure (PW&Infra) from the Department of Social Development (SOCDEV). The move still holds the same position she held at SOCDEV, that of the Accounting Officer or Head of Department. Until another announcements regarding her assuming her previous office, she holds and will lead the Administration of Public Works & Infrastructure while Mr. Maditse Seoke from the same seat at PW& Infra leads SOCDEV
She was previously employed as the Chief of Staff for the National Department of Human Settlements and as the Chief Operations officer of the Gauteng Liquor Agency and Economic Development.
Her strong analytical and leadership skills coupled with her practical approach to problem solving paved her way to become the Executive Director: Corporate Affairs at the Broll Property Group and as the General Manager Corporate Affairs in the same company. Under her leadership she managed to assist in transforming the company to a level 2 BEE Contributor. She also established a soccer team, amongst other activities. She was the Chief of Staff/Personal Assistant to the Premier (Gauteng Provincial Government) and the Head of Government Relations at ABSA. She is also a former Personal Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Mawenzi Resources (PTY) Ltd.
Ms. Gasela also served as a Director/Coordinator at the Alexandra Arts Centre and the Field Interviewer for the Institute of Political Violence and Health Resources Project at Wits University. She was a former teacher at Minerva High School, Alexandra. She started her career as a Clerk at Anglo American Corporation, where she also became a Personnel Administration and Employee Liaison Clerk.
She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Basic Economics from Wharton Business School, Philadelphia in the USA. Between 2007 and 2008, she was the Deputy Chairperson of the Gauteng Gambling Board and a former Committee Member of adoption and Foster Care at the Tembisa Child Welfare Society.
During 1992-1994, she headed the Department of Arts and Culture of the ANC, where she was appointed as Research Coordinator for Arts and Culture, South Africa for the ANC.
She matriculated with an exemption at Tembisa High School and subsequently studied at Fort Hare University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Sociology, Industrial Psychology and Anthropology).
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