Executive Mayor


On 1 December 2022, the Sekhukhune District Municipality council elected Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji as the new Executive Mayor.

Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji is surely not a newcomer to local government. In 2000, she was elected as a councillor at Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality.

In a space of five years, between 2000 and 2005, she became chairperson of the community services committee, chairperson of local AIDS council and member of executive committee at Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality.

Following the March 2006 municipal elections, she moved to Sekhukhune District Municipality as councillor.

Here, she became chairperson of the finance portfolio committee and later infrastructure portfolio committee.

Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji was member of the provincial executive of the South African Local Government Association, as chairperson for the finance working group.

On the political activism front, Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji was a branch executive committee member and branch treasurer of the ANC at her branch in Luckau, between 1996 and 1998.

From 1999 to 2001, she was executive committee member and chairperson of the ANC Women League branch.

She became executive committee member of the regional executive committee and regional working committee of the ANC in Sekhukhune Region from 2002 to 2005.

From 2006, Executive Mayor Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji was regional secretary of the ANC Women’s League.

Between 2010 and 2015 she was provincial secretary for the ANC Women’s League in Limpopo and the following year, she became executive committee member of the ANC’s Charlotte Maxeke branch.

A teacher by profession, Executive Mayor Maleke Mokganyetji trained at Mamokgalake Chuene College, where she graduated with a primary teacher’s certificate in 1985.

She later obtained a Diploma in Education (primary education) from the erstwhile Rand Afrikaans University (RAU).

She went in to obtain the municipal finance management certificate from the University of Pretoria in 2008.

During her teaching career, Mokganyetji taught at Makgopheng, Luckau and Makeke primary schools, during a career that spanned over 17 years.

Notably, between 2016 and 2019 Mokganyetji was a Special Advisor to Education Minister, Angie Motshega, on equality and equity issues.

Furthermore, Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji was a Member of the Mayoral Committee responsible for Budget and Treasury and Leader of Government Business In the previous administration before she was elected as the executive mayor.

All these reaffirms Council’s commitment to gender parity at strategic level.

As Executive Mayor, Cllr Maleke Mokganyetji’s role is to provide democratic and accountable government for local communities, ensure sustainable services to communities, promote social and economic development and encourage communities and their organization to become involved in local government matters.