Deputy Director General - Institutional Development

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Deputy Director General
Ms. Gugulethu Matlaopane
Tel:053 838 2600
Fax:053 838 2600
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Deputy Director-General - Institutional Development

Gugulethu Edna Matlaopane

1985             Qualified in General Nursing Diploma, Midwifery
1992             Qualified in Bachelor of Law, Wits University
1993             Appointed by the ANC to serve in the non-statutory body tasked with the dissolution of former provinces of RSA
1993-1995    Appointed to Head Legal Wing of Electoral Commission
1995-1997    Appointed Chief Executive Manager Department Constitutional Affairs, Local Government & Housing
1997-2003    Appointed Provincial Electoral Officer, Independent Electoral Commission, Northern Cape
2004-2008    Appointed Provincial Electoral Officer, Independent Electoral Commission Gauteng,
2008-2011    Delegated to Head Legal desk of SADC working in Burundi and the Republic of Congo DRC
2012-2016    Appointed Head of Department, Northern Cape Department of Health
2016-            Appointed Depurty Director General: Institutional Development, Office of the Premier

Lead delegation to assist and observe elections in the following countries:
i.    Burundi
ii.    Mozambique
iii.    Cameroon
iv.    Congo DRC
v.    Malawi


  •  Invited by the late Prof. van Zyl Slabbert o deliver paper post 1994 Elections in South Africa. Paper titled “Beginning of the End”.  Delivered at Gallagher Estate, Johannesburg, RSA
  • Delivered paper “Types and Philosophy of Elections in Africa:”
  • Delivered paper “Lessons Africa can share with the West” delivered in Houston – Harris County, Texas


  • Black Lawyers Association – Johannesburg, RSA
  •  Women in Leadership  – Johannesburg, RSA
  •  Role of Public Servant Post-Apartheid Era – Johannesburg, RSA
  • Elections in the African Continent – Arusha, Tanzania
  • Effect of HIV and AIDS Globally – Kuala Lampur, Malaysia    


Northern Cape Office of the Premier
Physical address of Head Office
DSC Office Block
69 Memorial Road
Monuments Heights
Private Bag x5016

Contact Telephone Numbers
053 8382600

Email Addresses


A Modern, Growing and Succesful Province. 

Improving government’s performance through coordination, strategic leadership, and integrated planning and monitoring and evaluation.