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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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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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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.

MEETING THE YOUTH IN CORRECTIONAL CENTRE: Polokwane Area Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services and MEC for Education watching the inmates choir singing melodiously during the MEC’s interaction with his Interns and Experiential learners at the Polokwane Correctional Centre.

SIGN OF JOY: Learners of Morebeng and Boshatole dancing during the official opening of their school

TRAVELL RELIEF: The MEC for Education Ishmael Kgetjepe showing young people of Phangasase School next to Tzaneen how to ride a bicycle while Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrams teaches others. These learners also received pairs of shoes.

YOU CAN MAKE IT: The MEC for Education, Honourable Ishmael Kgetjepe addressing youth of Fetakgomo High School in Sekhukhune during the Youth Month

MOTIVATION: MNR Magoangoa (3rd) of SABC TV Drama, Skeem Saam motivated learners at Fetakgomo Secondary School as part on empowering the Youth in their month, June.

WE WILL PASS: Grade 12 learners of Vuwani affected schools relocated to the three learning centres during youth month vowed to the MEC that they will pass by shining stars.

SOUL TOUCHED: The MEC for Education, Ishmael Kgetjepe and Local Mayor of Molemole, Cllr Pauline Makgato listen to a poem from a learner of Morebeng Secondary School after the MEC opened the school.

HAPPINESS IN YOUTH MONTH: MEC for Education Ishmael Kgetjepe opened the State-of-Art School in Morebeng to the happiness of the community and youth of the area while Local Mayor of Molemole, Cllr Pauline Makgato (right) and Mr D Mothemane, District Director watch with smiles.

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Departmental Mandela Day a success04/08/2016

Limpopo Department of Education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe accompanied by top official from the provincial and district offices, official from Elias Motswaledi Municipality, community members and Skeem S [ ... ]

Learners around Vuwani villages to benefit from the peace agreement02/08/2016

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Shoes donated to needy learners05/07/2016

MEC foe Education, Ishmael Kgetjepe Communication Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni Abrahams together with cellular phone company (MTN) joined the handing over of bicycle and school shoes at Phangasa [ ... ]