Profile of the Mayor

Cllr. Tshepo Brutus Mahlaku is the Executive Mayor of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality.  He matriculated from Pheellang Secondary School in Parys and started his tertiary education at Mphohadi College of Education in Kroonstad pursuing a Teacher’s Diploma.  He completed a Further Diploma in Education at RAU.  He has also completed a Certificate in Change Management from Vaal University Technology and a Certificate in Project Management from the North West University. Cllr. Mahlaku went further to complete a certificate in Executive Municipal Management at the University of the Free State.  He is currently busy with his Honours Degree in Development and Management Studies at North West University.

He started working at Cedar Secondary School in Sasolburg as an educator and became the HOD of natural science at the same school.  He joined the Metsimaholo Local Municipality as IDP Manager before moving to the Mafube Municipality as the Municipal Manager.  After resigning from Mafube, he joined the Lejweleputswa District Municipality in Welkom where he occupied the position of Director: Social Services.

His political activism started during his high school years in 1985.  As an educator, he was a member of SADTU and occupied different leadership positions in the union, particularly within Cosatu and also the SACP.  He has occupied different leadership positions in different sports organizations and is a qualified soccer referee. He has also occupied various leadership positions in the ANC at branch and regional level, including as a member of the REC in the Fezile Dabi region.  Following the 2011 local government elections, he was re-elected as the Executive Mayor of the Metsimaholo Local Municipality.