Public Protector welcomes new CEO, Themba Dlamini

Public Protector Adv. Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pleased to welcome into the ranks of her office Mr Themba Dlamini, who joined the institution as Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday.

Mr Dlamini, who joins the Public Protector South Africa on a five-year fixed term contract, replaces Adv. Louisa Zondo, who resigned in November 2016, citing personal reasons.

He brings to the table a wealth of experience, having held Chief Executive Officer positions at the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) and the National Gambling Board (NGB).

Mr Dlamini was also Deputy Director-General responsible for Corporate Services and Governance at the Department of Science and Technology and has served as a special advisor to the Minister of Labour.

"We hope to benefit from his knowledge and expertise to attain clean audits so that we can lead by example when it comes to issues of good governance,” Adv. Mkhwebane said.

“We also look to him to help us improve institutional performance, getting more out of little resources we have at our disposal. This will include attending to and effectively implementing performance management and development policies. "

Mr Dlamini has a career spanning nearly three decades in private and public sectors. Apart from ICASA, NGB and DST, he also plied his trade as non-Executive Director at Umalusi, Engineering Council of South Africa, Tshwane Economic Development Agency and Black Management Forum Investment.

He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Development Economics, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Diploma in Business Administration, from William College, Howard University and Northern Virginia Community College in United States, respectively.

For more information, contact:

Oupa Segalwe
Senior Manager: Communications
Public Protector South Africa
Cell: 072 264 3273
Tel: 012 366 7035

Public Protector South Africa

Published Date: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017