The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Thembisile Nkadimeng will, on Saturday, 22 April, graduate from the University of Limpopo in Turfloop. Nkadimeng will graduate with a Master of Public Administration and Management from the Turfloop Graduate School of Leadership (TGSL).

The week-long autumn graduation ceremonies will also conclude on Saturday.


Her mini-dissertation, “Remedial factors that affect the promotion of good governance in a dysfunctional municipality: the case of Madibeng Local Municipality in North West Province, South Africa”, provides a roadmap to improve service delivery performance of struggling municipalities and unlock viable economic opportunities for local authorities.

Professor Sipho Mokoena, Director at TGSL and Hon. Nkadimeng’s academic supervisor, said the university and the country at large will benefit from the study, as it contributes to existing knowledge within the public sector.

“Our duty as a public institution is to train future leaders. Nurture innovative ideas and approaches that seek to propel the development of our nation,” he alluded.

Minister Thembisile Nkadimeng to graduate at the University of Limpopo
The autumn graduation ceremonies at the University of Limpopo will conclude on Saturday

“We are exceptionally elated to be contributing towards the empowerment of our public representatives, who undoubtedly contribute towards the improvement of service delivery in the country.”

Nkadimeng, who is also a former Executive Mayor of Polokwane Local Municipality, is a proud University of Limpopo alumna. She holds other qualifications from the institution. These include a Bachelor of Arts, a Higher Education Diploma, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours).

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The University will, on the same day, also confer numerous postgraduate qualifications including 469 honours.178 masters and 32 doctoral degrees. Amongst those who will be also awarded a PhD is Thabo Pesha.

Among those who will also be crossing the stage is Tshamaano Makuya. His MBA minidissertation.

“As guided by our motto, Finding Solutions for Africa. The university remains steadfast in its quest to bring about positive change with economic spin-offs for the African continent. We will continue to contribute to efforts that address development and sustainable economic activity in South Africa and beyond,” said Victor Kgomoeswana, Executive Director for Marketing and Communication at the university.