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Themba Maseko joins WSG

- Kemantha Govender

The Wits School of Governance is delighted to announce that Mr Themba Maseko has joined the School as the Director of Executive Education (short courses).

The former government spokesperson and CEO of the Government Communications and Information Services is already well acquainted with the School as the former Academic Champion for the Government Communications and Marketing short course. He is the first Head of, and was responsible for setting up the Gauteng Department of Education, former Managing Director of Damelin Education Group and Director General of the national departments of Public Works, Public Service and Administration.  He also served as the Communications Director at the Business Leadership South Africa.

“Themba comes with high leadership pedigree and a practitioner’s experience in public policy and governance. He has worked at a high level in government and was also one of the first cohorts of Members of Parliament under the democratic dispensation. We are extremely delighted to have him as a colleague and part of our management team at the School” said WSG Head of School, Professor Mzukisi Qobo.

Maseko is the author of the book, For my country and  holds a BA LLB from Wits University, an MBA at De Montfort University and the Senior Executive Programme, a joint programme from Wits Business School and Harvard University. 

“I am delighted to lead a rejuvenated team to deliver quality education in the fields of governance, public development and management. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, we have been compelled to re-think the way we do things, how we lecture being one of them. We are ensuring that our course content is relevant and can offer skills and support to tackle the myriad of challenges that we face today. We stand by our commitment to offer courses with a balance between academic grounding and practical learning” said Maseko.