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Hon. Maaria Ishmael Kgetjepe




Maaria is  an astute and seasoned politician and a leader who  have led the political structures at different levels starting from being a leader of the Student Representative Council  as the Deputy President at the  then Sekhukhune College of  Education.

After the unbanning of the political parties in 1990 he became one of the key activists to establish Sekhukhune Democratic Teachers Association which preceded the formation of National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA). He was part of the leadership that spearheaded and canvassed for the formation of the South African Teachers Democratic Union (SADTU)

He was elected as a Ward Councilor in 2001 after the first democratic local government elections in Fetakgomo Local Municipality and later sworn in as a Chief Whip. He was later deployed to serve in the Limpopo Provincial Legislature and appointed as the Chairperson of the Safety, Security and Liaison Portfolio Committee in 2009.

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Acting HOD

Ndiambani Beauty Mutheiwana



Ndiambani Beauty Mutheiwana is the second born from a family of seven, born at Malamulele and moved to Sibasa in the late 60s when the Vhavenda’s were separated from the Shangaan’s.


She started working at an early age of 18 after matriculating and joined the then Venda Development Corporation (VDC) under the Spaarbank division as a Teller and progressed through the ranks until the position of a Branch Manager for African Bank (1984 – 1997). Ms Mutheiwana furthered her university studies through correspondence with the University of Venda where she obtained B.Com Accounting (1990) and University Education Diploma (1995) through the bursary assistance from the VDC.


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MEC for Education Ishmael Kgetjepe addressing employees. Ladies dressing in Tshivenda, Sepedi and Tsonga attire show respect used to be shown traditionally when a senior is adreesing

Employees showing the Tshivenda Domba dance

Celebrating Heritage Day

Moosrivier Combined School learners receiving school shoes

MEC for Education Ishmael Kgetjepe, Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and Cllr Rudzani Ludere during meeting with Vuwani Education Statekeholders.

Parents entertaining guest during the International Literacy Day at Northam Mine, Zondereinde.

Departmental women dances to the Tsonga music

First female of Polokwane, Clly Thembi Nkadimeng (center) flanked by Ms Violet Tshetlo and Ms Makoma Rasekgala of Limpopo Department of Education

JOIN US: MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe addressing the Limpopo Education Development Trust calling for the Trust to partner with the department.

Eighty female Traffic Officers who contributed funds for building of Silversee school.

Mr Phill Malahlela, Direcor Donor Funding with MEC for Transport, Safety Security and Liaison, Mme Mapula Mokaba-Phukwana unveiling the new block of classrooms

MANDELA MONTH: Departmental officials cleaning the yard of Bosele Special School

Chief Mbangiseni Masia (Second), Kings Advisor Mr Jackson Mafunswaini, Minister Des van Rooyen, MEC for Co-operative governance and Traditional Affairs(COGHSTA) Makoma Makhurupetje, MEC for Safety and Security Mapula Mokaba-Phukwna and Deputy Provincial Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola during the signing of the memorandum of agreement.

The MEC for Education Mr Ishmael Kgetjepe flanked by Interns and Experiancial Learners during his address at the Polokwane Correctional Centre. On the right is Acting HOD Ms Beauty Mutheiwana.

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