Deputy Director General - Policy and Governance

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Deputy Director General
Mr. Denver van Heerden
Tel:053 838 2600
Fax:053 838 2600
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Deputy Director-General - Policy and Governance/Governance and Strategic Management

Denver van Heerden

Mr. Denver Hymie Van Heerden is tasked to provide overall Strategic Management and Leadership to the branch and to promote, facilitate and guide projects, policies and practices in line with the Strategic Plan, Annual Performance Plan of the Department, taking into account all relevant legislative mandates and policy directives.   He was appointed as the Deputy Director General Strategic Management and Governance at the Office of the Premier from 1st December 2016.


Last School Attended:   Bethelsdorp Senior Secondary School
                                           Port Elizabeth
                                           1975 - 1979
Higher Education:         University of the Western Cape
                                           1980 - 1982
                                           University of Port Elizabeth
                                          1983 – 1984 and 1988 – 1989

Degrees Obtained and Major Subjects Passed

Qualification:                  BA Social Work

Subjects:                           Social Work III
                                            Sociology III

Post Graduate:               BA Hons – Social Work

SPECIAL COURSES UNDERTAKEN:  Certificate in Health and Welfare Management - UOVS
                                                                Junior Management Course by the Commission for Administration in 1990
                                                               The Law Course for Social Workers offered by the Justice College 1994
                                                               Certificate for Health & Welfare Managers presented by Gengold 1998
                                                               Executive Development Programme in Social Security Governance.


1. Office of the Premier                                       01 December 20106 to date

2. Department of Cooperative Governance;     01 September 2015 – 30 Nov 2016
Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs  

3. Department of Environment and Nature      01 July 2011 – 31 August 2015

4. Department Roads and Public Works           01 July 2010 – 30 September 2011  
Northern Cape

5. South African Social Security Agency            01 May 2007 – 31 March 2009

6. Social Development North West                   01 October 2000 – 31 April 2007

7. Social Development Northern Cape             01 October 1995 – 30 September 2000

8. Social Development Western Cape              01 April  1994  - 30 September 1995

9. House of Representatives                             01 January 1983 – 31 March 1994








Northern Cape Office of the Premier
Physical address of Head Office
JW Sauer Building
Corner of Roper and Quinn Streets
Private Bag x5016

Contact Telephone Numbers
053 8382600

Email Addresses


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