The Board

At SCNPDI, we’re committed to the facilitation of economic growth and development.

We acknowledge the dedication of the SCNPDI Board of Directors.

Ms. Mpule Dorcas Sekabate

Ms. Mpule Dorcas Sekabate was elected Vice President for Gender in 2009 at the Union's National General Council. She was re-elected at SADTU’s 7th National Congress in October 2010 and 8th Congress in October 2014. Ms. Sekabate joined SADTU in 1993 and became a member of the Marquard branch in the Free State. She first served her branch as a media liaison person before moving on to become a site steward and gender convener for Central region in the Free State. After serving for two terms as regional gender convener, Cde Sekabate went back to her Marquard branch where she began as an ordinary member and rose to become the branch chairperson. In the 2005 she was elected she was elected the deputy chairperson of Free State. Cde Sekabate is the deputy principal and Maths teacher at Tlokola Secondary School in the Free State. One of Cde Sekabate’s goals during her term of office is to create a wide pool of women leaders that will provide women with skills and help them understand leadership challenges. These will be achieved through capacity building programmes and trainings. She says these programmes to develop women should be implemented in all the structures of the Union - from branch to national levels. Cde Sekabate is the former deputy chairperson of the Education Labour Relations Council (ELRC), a position she held from June 2011 to July 2015. She was elected as a Board Member of the SADTU Curtis Nkondo Professional Development Institute and has served in this capacity with distinction since 2012. Under her leadership the board has been influential in redefining the role of Teacher Professional Development for SADTU members and teachers. Ms. Sekabate was elected onto the SADTU Curtis Nkondo Professional Development Institute shortly after her appointment as Vice president for gender in 2014

Mahalingum Dhaya Govender

Mr. Govender has a wealth of experience in the Education and management field. He was the founding member of both the Shallcross Youth Movement and the Durban West Branch of SADTU in KwaZulu Natal. He has been at the forefront of the liberation movement during the struggle for a just and equal society for all South Africans. Dhaya has also throughout his career advanced the struggles of all South Africans through his chosen field of education. This journey in education started after completing his Junior Secondary Education Diploma, where he taught from 1981-1986. Dhaya is a strategist with a keen labour relations background ranging from negotiations to conceptualising and implementing policies both provincially and nationally. He has held various positions within the Department of Public Works over the past 7 years where he currently holds the position of Divisional Head for Small Harbours and State Coastal projects. Mr Govender has served on various boards and has significant credentials within the liberation movement and government. He brings a wealth of management and governance experience and as a leader of industry within his respective fields of expertise. He serves with distinction on the SADTU Curtis Nkondo Professional Development Institute (SCNPDI) Board as a director and continues to dedicate his services to the improvement of education broadly and in specific to the advancement of teacher professional development.

In 2015 cabinet appointed him divisional head of real estate and facilities. As of June 2018, his portfolio evolved to Acting Divisional Head Real Estate Management.

Mr Eddie Kekana

Mr Eddie Kekana has served SADTU in various positions over the past 29 years. As an activist he has been at the forefront of teacher development issues and has been with SDATU in Gauteng since its launch. Currently Cde Eddie holds the position as principal at Winnie Mandela Secondary School in Tembisa. He serves as the SADTU Gauteng Chairperson where he leads the provincial organisation with his elected colleagues. Mr Kekana is a leader who passionately shares the views of SADTU to create a learning nation, servicing its members and building capacity for members to lead structures and influence national policy effectively. He is a trustee in the Government Employment Pensions Fund and serves within the Governance and Legal committee of this fund. Mr Kekana also chairs the subcommittee of the fund. He is a member of the Independent Organisation of Directors of South Africa. Eddie has served on the SADTU Curtis Nkondo Professional Development Institute (SCNPD) since its inception via the 7th National Congress Resolution.

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