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Premier David Malemolla Makhura

David Malemolla Makhura

Premier's Office
Tel:  011 355-6000

30 Simmonds Street
Johannesburg

David Malemolla Makhura

Malemolla David Makhura was born on 22 February 1968 at Mara Buysdorp in Soutpansberg District of Limpopo province, near Mapungubwe World Heritage Site

Between 1984 and 2004, Makhura was involved in student and youth politics – Azanian Student Movement, Congress of South African Students, South African National Students’ Congress and the South African Youth Congress.
He held various leadership positions, including the President of the SRC at Turfloop University (1990, 1992), National President of the South African Student Congress (1994-1996); ANC Youth League National Executive Committee member (1998-2004). Makhura was recruited to the ANC and SACP in 1986 and 1987, respectively.

Between 1997 and 2001, he was the National Education Secretary and subsequently the Deputy General Secretary of the National Education Health & Allied Workers’ Union (NEHAWU). He was also a member of COSATU’s Central Executive Committee and served in the Political Commission and Education Committee of the trade union federation during the same period.

Between 2001 and 2014, he served as the ANC Gauteng Provincial Secretary and member of the PEC and an ex-officio member of the National Executive Committee. He served in several sub-committees of the ANC National Executive Committee – Drafting, Political Education, Organising & Campaigns. He was the First Convener of the South African Communist Party National Youth Desk (predecessor to the Young Communist League of SA).

Overseeing policy implementation and governance was one of Makhura’s responsibilities as the ANC provincial secretary. This includes overseeing ANC Caucuses in the provincial legislature and municipalities.

Makhura played an important role in the introduction of a performance monitoring and evaluation system in the ANC Gauteng province and overseeing the performance of provincial and local government in the province, working closely with all the ANC mayors and three successive ANC premiers over a decade.

Premier Makhura has been part of several delegations of the ANC and NEHAWU that visited sister parties and trade unions in the African continent, China, Cuba, Latin America and Europe to exchange experiences on party-building, socio-economic development and governance.

Premier holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.
Premier Makhura is a trustee of the Board of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. He is married to Mpho and they have three children.

David Makhura was elected Premier of Gauteng, South Africa’s most populous province and economic hub of the country, on 21st May 2014.

At the 12th Provincial Conference of the ANC Gauteng in October 2014, Makhura was elected as the Deputy Chairperson of the province.

 

 

MEC for Community Safety

Ms Sizakele Emelda Nkosi-Malobane

Tel: 011 689 3600
Fax: 011 689 3650
E-mail: safetycommunications@gauteng.gov.za
Url: www.gautsafety.gpg.gov.za

Current Position
MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane was appointed MEC for Community Safety in June 2014. 

Personal Information
Born in Diepkloof, Soweto and exposed to unpleasant conditions which were meant to break her spirit, she nonetheless grew to become a highly-respected leader. In spite of her demanding work, the MEC still finds time to spend with her family.
 
Previous Positions
Before her appointment as an MEC, Nkosi-Malobane was a member of the provincial legislature since 2009 where she served as the Chairperson of Community Safety and Education Portfolio Committees respectively.
She has 15 years of experience in Local Government.  She served as a Member of the Mayoral Committee for various portfolios including Community Safety in the City of Johannesburg.
 
Political Participation
Her first dose of indoctrination, which defined her quest for both intellectual growth and total liberation, was at Madibane High School where she was introduced to Congress of South African Students by the late David Diutlwileng. Driven by an irrepressible urge to succeed, she holds various certificates, including Local Government Policy Development and Conflict Management.
 
As a conscientised young person, she refused to be intimidated and suppressed by the Goliaths of the then apartheid government. She became one of the operatives of the student progressive forces. Her involvement in the political world made her an obvious target for the security establishment. She has had numerous brushes with the law then but she refused to be muffled by the system.
 
Education
She holds various certificates, including Local Government Policy Development and Conflict Management.
 
Key Responsibilities
MEC Nkosi-Malobane’s key responsibilities include ensuring that Gauteng is a safe and secure province. Her department is entrusted with responsibilities that include monitoring policing agencies, implementing crime-prevention initiatives, managing traffic, educating citizens about public safety and improving the relationship between communities and law enforcement agencies.


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Gauteng Strategy for Tackling Crime

Following the recent initiative taken by the National Minister of Safety and Security, I together with the Members of the Mayoral Committees responsible for Public Safety at local government and Senior Management of the South African Police Service and the Metropolitan Police Departments would like to announce the following strategy to strengthen our fight against crime in Gauteng. This strategy will start to take effect immediately and will be continued over the next six months.

The following measures will form part of the strategy to heighten police visibility and impact on crime in throughout Gauteng:

    • Increase mobilisation of police resources

There will be increased police visibility through among other measures, the strengthening of sector policing throughout the province. Furthermore, plans are in place to double the number of police reservists in Gauteng.

    • Targeted Deployment of Police

The police will be improving their response to specific crimes in particular areas. This will include where necessary, refining the modus operandi of the police to ensure targeted and proactive responses to particular crimes.

    • Increased Roadblocks

The police will be increasing the numbers of road blocks being held throughout the province to disrupt criminal activity and to improve safety on the roads.

    • Targeting key suspects

There will be increased efforts to track down and bring the most wanted criminals in Gauteng to justice.

    • Illegal firearms

Efforts to remove illegal firearms from our communities will be stepped up. The numbers of firearms that have been confiscated and destroyed will be announced to the public.

    • 10111 Call Centres

Concerns have been raised about the 10111 call centres. Currently there are six 10111 call centres in the province that each receive an average of 80 000 calls per month. As much as 30 percent of these calls are hoax calls that clog the system and slow down response times.  Steps are in the process to improve the functioning of the 10111 call centres through centralising this service. Construction of the new central 10111 Call Centre is currently underway. In the meantime a training programme has been started to improve the skills of call operators and supervision is being enhanced through the deployment of senior commanders.

    • Railway safety

To improve safety on our railways, steps have already been taken to deploy reservists on the trains. This initiative has already started to show results.

    • Increased community mobilisation against crime

Further, measures will be taken to improve the relationship between the police and the community. This will include measures to encourage people to join Community Policing Forums (CPFs), to report crime to the police and join the police reservists.
Alongside the above measures, police attention will be directed at reducing the following crimes: 

    • House robbery
    • Business robbery
    • Vehicle hijacking
    • Cash in Transit Heists
    • Taxi violence
    • Residential burglary

We will be monitoring the roll-out of this strategy on a regular basis to determine its impact on the above mentioned crimes and overall community safety in the province.

While the above strategy seeks to achieve an immediate reduction in crime in Gauteng primarily through policing, we are also in the process of finalising a long-terms strategy for sustained and substantial reduction in violent in the lead up to 2010. We will be presenting the Gauteng Safety Strategy to the Gauteng Provincial Executive at their next meeting.

The Gauteng Safety Strategy will include a number of key pillars to improve the quality of policing in Gauteng over the longer term and to strengthen the social crime prevention capacity of provincial and local government.

A particular pillar is to dramatically increase the contribution of all sectors of society in the fight against crime. To achieve this we will launch a ‘Social Movement against Crime' in Gauteng. This movement will increase awareness and also seek to change attitudes in a manner that empowers ordinary people to take action to improve the safety of their community. 

It is important to highlight that we all have a role to play to reduce crime in our province.  No matter where we live or what our backgrounds are, criminals are our common enemy. We cannot allow those who harm our communities to get away with impunity.  They are a minority and can be stopped. Each one of us can do more to support effective and accountable policing by providing information about criminal activity or joining our Community Police Forums and the police reservists.

Issued by: Department of Community Safety in Gauteng

For more information contact:   Phumla Sekhonyane on (011) 689 3633 / 082 909 3708

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