Makgothi Thobakgale Biography, Early Life, Education, Career, Marriage, Personal Life, Board Memberships and Expertise, Contact

Biography

Makgothi Thobakgale Samuel is the acting National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). He was also the Chief Deputy Commissioner (CDC) responsible for Incarceration and Corrections at (DCS). He has also held other positions in the South African government before his positions at the DCS.

Although Makgothi’s age is still yet unknown, his body stature and facial appearance depict that of a man in his 50s, at the time of writing this article in 2023.

Despite his current position, he has achieved a lot throughout his career working with the government. He is one of the top respected officials in the South African government working in different appointed positions. He is considered a hardworking man because he is always dedicated to serving in every position he is appointed to serve. 

Early Life

Makgothi Thobakgale was born and raised in his home country south Africa. And he has lived his whole life in the country. He also had his primary and secondary education in South Africa, and like we’ve pointed out before, he works with the South African government and is still working with them to date. 

Education

Makgothi had his primary and secondary education in some of the best schools located in South Africa. After his secondary school education, he went to the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he studied commerce and bagged a bachelor of commerce degree from the department in the year 2001. After that, he also went for a second degree at the University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika (UNISA) where he bagged another bachelor’s of commerce honors which he obtained in 2009.

He also holds two post-graduate diplomas in Prevention of Fraud and Corruption, and Executive Development Programme, as well as a post-graduate certificate in Crime Prevention. Thobakgale is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of Johannesburg.

Career

Mr. Makgothi Samuel Thobakgale was appointed as acting National Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) on 27 September 2021. He first joined DCS in September 2020 as Chief Deputy Commissioner (CDC) responsible for Incarceration and Corrections.

Commissioner Thobakgale has vast working experience in the public sector, with more than 17 years at the senior management level in different government departments. Prior to his appointment in DCS, he was Deputy Director-General: of Small Harbours, State Coastal Properties Development, and Special Projects in the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, from July 2008 to August 2020. During the same period, he was seconded as an Administrator and Accounting Officer for the North West Provincial Public Works and Roads Department under section 100 (1) b intervention. Mr. Thobakgale has also held various senior management roles in government, including:

Deputy Director-General: Project Management Office in the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (May 2015 – April 2018)

Acting Deputy Director-General: Construction Project Management in the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (May 2016 – November 2017)

Head of Department in the Department of Public Works and Roads (August 2013 – January 2015)

Acting Head of Department: Infrastructure Advisory and Support Services in the Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport (March 2012 – August 2013)

Senior Associate at Africa Institute for Leadership Development and Electoral Reform and Macmilton Consulting (April 2011 – February 2012)

Deputy Director-General: Integrated Economic Development in the Department of Economic Development, Environment, and Tourism, Limpopo Province (August 2009 – April 2011)

Head of Department: Public Works, Limpopo Province (July 2008 – July 2009)

Head of Department: Safety, Security and Liaison, Limpopo Province (2005 – June 2008)

Chief of Staff In the office of the MEC for Safety, Security and Liaison (January 2005 – November 2005)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in the Department of Local Government and Housing (May 2004 – December 2004)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the Department of Sports and Culture (February 2003 – April 2004)

Between 2009 and 2011, Mr Thobakgale served as a member of various boards, including the Trade Investment Board, Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise Board, Limpopo Business Support Agency Board, and Limpopo Tourism Board amongst others.

He had the privilege to manage educational, economic, transport, marine, and infrastructure programs over an illustrious career. His work has involved high and low-level strategy development and execution, advisory, stakeholder relations, negotiations, and contract management.

Marriage 

Makgothi Thobakgale is a married man with kids. Although we couldn’t gather much information about the details of his marriage at the time of writing this article. And we still don’t know who his wife is.

Personal Life

Makgothi’s personal Life is private only to him. He doesn’t discuss his life and that of his family with the media regardless of him being a public figure. He focuses more on his job Rather any other thing.

Board Memberships and Expertise

Thobakgale has served as a member of various boards, including the Trade Investment Board, Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise Board, Limpopo Business Support Agency Board, and Limpopo Tourism Board, among others. He has extensive experience in managing educational, economic, transport, marine, and infrastructure programs over his illustrious career, with work that involves high and low-level strategy development and execution, advisory, stakeholder relations, negotiations, and contract management.

Contact details

Below are the legit contact details of Makgothi Thobakgale in South Africa. 

Postal Address:

Private Bag X136, PRETORIA, 0001

Street Address:

Poyntons Building, cnr WF Nkomo and Sophie De Bruyn Streets, West Block, 

PRETORIA

Phone:

012 305 8841

Fax:

086 5691 482

LinkedIn profile page: @makgothithobakgale

government profile page: https://www.gov.za/about-government/contact-directory/dcs-natcom

Wikipedia; makgothi thobakgale has no official wikipedia profile page. He also doesn’t have officials’ social media pages.

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