The Gauteng Speakers Forum ( GSF ) is a voluntary association whose convenor is the Speaker of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
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Members of the Gauteng Speakers Forum

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Cllr. Patricia Khumalo

Ekurhuleni

Clr Patricia Kumalo's history of political involvement started in the trade union in the late 70s, where she occupied various leadership positions. She was chairperson of the ANC Ward Task Team in the then Ward 32 which was responsible for the alignment of the ANC branch to the Ward.<br /> When the branch was launched, she was elected as the Branch Executive Manager of the Sandile Gxoyiya ANC branch. She also served as the chairperson of the ANCWL at the Sandile Gxoyiya branch. She served SANCO at the level of street committee and the SACP as its Deputy Chairperson in Vosloorus. The councillor joined the NGO sector in 1994 when she was employed by the Sexual Harassment Education Project.

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Cllr. Mzikayifane Elias Khumalo

Randfontein

His political prominence started when he was a student activist during the struggle for the formation of democratic student and parents bodies such as the Student Representative Council and School Governing Bodies.This led to him being elected to the then, Southern Transvaal Region of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) serving as a media and liaison officer. At the same time he represented COSAS in the then National Education Crisis Committee (ECC).He was later appointed in the Office of the Speaker; Gauteng Provincial Legislature working as a provincial advisor to the Speaker serving with delinquency to ensure effective governance, that embraces Public Participation, Oversight and Accountability.

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Cllr. Smut Monoane

Westonaria

Cllr Smut Monoane studied through correspondence with University of South Africa in 1996 and obtained one year Certificate in ABET Practitioner. In 1999 he attended Wits Graduate School of Public and Development Management obtained one year programme on Housing Development, Dimension of Housing Policy and Implementation from Housing Policy Delivery. He further joined Belgravia Institute of Management in 2007 obtained Diploma in Local Government .He also studied National Certificate in Municipal Management with University of Johannesburg. In 2013 he also did IDP Skills Programme (NQF Level 5) with DBSA LGSETA. He has been involved in various community development programmes in and around Westonaria. He has worked as an official from Westonaria Local Municipality as RDP/Masakhane Coordinator/Community Developer and LED Manager before he became the Speaker of the Council from 2010 up to currently.

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Cllr. Morakane Mosupyoe-Letsholo

Tshwane

Professional University Qualification in Business Administration (BBA). Certificate courses in the HR, Labour Relations, Project Management, Mentoring and Client Relations Fields. Advanced MMDP: University of Pretoria Over five years experience in administration work. Experience in the tertiary education administration field. Vast experience in managing holding companies. NGO involvement at Board Level (Treasurer), part of team that developed and implemented policies for the NGO.

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Cllr. TS Moremi

Lesedi

In 2007 Cllr Moremi join University of Pretoria doing Executive Leadership in Municipal Development Programme organized by Dept of Local Government in Gauteng. In 2011 he complete a course of Certificate on Bid Committees for Municipalities and Municipal Entities organized by the Gauteng Treasury. In 2012 Cllr Moremi join the Wits Business School in Advance Certificate Program in Management Development for Municipal Finance (CPMD) which was organized by LG SETA.

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Cllr. Conny Bapela

City Of Joburg

Conny Bapela's political involvement started from humble beginnings. She participated in Cosas as a young student and is a founder member of the Alexandra Women's Congress.She also served as a treasurer and the founder member of the Alex Youth Congress (AYCO), as well as in the role of a deputy secretary. She joined the City of Johannesburg in 1995, and has served on various committees and in different capacities.

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Cllr AR McLoughlin

Midvaal

I was educated at Rosebank Primary School, Parktown Boys’ High School, Witwatersrand Technical College, The University of the Witwatersrand and Rand Afrikaans University. I have a matric and a B. Proc. Degree and am a qualified Attorney and Conveyancer. I worked in the retail industry, as a plumber’s mate, in the entertainment industry, the legal profession, the hotel industry, the broadcasting industry and for the Departments of Justice and Housing before becoming a politician so I have a fairly broad experience of commercial and social life in South Africa. I am an emotionally secure, gentle-natured person who is self-motivated and approachable to people from all walks of life. I am forthright, honest and have a good reputation of fostering and maintaining good relationships in all my dealings. I believe in hard work, passion and persistence in all I do, and this has proved effective as I have almost always yielded good results for doing so. I am a quiet extrovert who has no problem with being a public speaker; this is evident in my history of holding positions which require the confidence to address people either individually or in small and large groups. My outlook on life is basically coined in the saying: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. To further elaborate, I am an optimist who firmly believes that South Africa has a bright and promising future. Despite the various political affiliations and differences amongst people, the aspirations of all are similar and no matter where on the spectrum one may be, the solution remains the same: education, discipline and diligence. I am strongly opposed to injustice and cruelty and have on many occasions stood up for the prejudiced, without the expectation of reward or recognition. I am a God fearing man who appreciates the simple things in life, to be able to make a difference in society. I have always sought to achieve justice and equal treatment for all; as such I believe I possess the right characteristics to represent the policies, ideals, and aspirations of the people who I represent and who have put their faith in me. I have done extensive work in Local Government. In the Sedibeng District Municipality I was a PR Councillor and Vice Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance caucus from 2006 to 2011. I was also a member of the Section 79 Petitions Management Committee. I am a firm believer in Inter Governmental Relationships. As Speaker of the house in the Midvaal Local Municipality from 2011 to date, I have been instrumental in ensuring that the Midvaal Local Municipality partakes in IGR fora with the other local municipalities and the Sedibeng District Municipality as well as at Provincial and National levels, to engender and maintain sound inter governmental relationships to be able to address the needs of the community effectively and efficiently. I have a history of conducting people-centered work, as an attorney and a politician, this has given me a solid foundation, as it means I have better than average knowledge of South African legislation and have many years of experience in applying it. I am influential and not easily intimidated, however I do acknowledge general ethics of integrity and respect for other people in all political parties. I have sound political judgment and have learnt to master the skill of chairing meetings and maintaining control but also being liberal in allowing democratic discourse to take place without fear or prejudice. Over the years I have gained the skilful art of good negotiation, and consider it an attribute that ensures confidence in one’s ability to non-aggressively assert ones standpoint. This also allows one to make a positive impact on the lives of others, and to help people in conflict to reach peaceful and sustainable solutions. I make it my business to listen to the community’s needs and do my best to resolve their issues. As a leader, I’ve been blessed with the ability to work energetically under pressure. I aspire to work in good faith in all that I do. I am an ambassador of positive change, and an instrument of peace. I believe the world should stand on three pillars: Justice, Truth and Peace. My name is Alan Ross McLoughlin. I was born in what is now called Harare, Zimbabwe in 1953. When I was 8 years old my parents moved to South Africa and I have been a nationalized citizen ever since.

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Cllr. Msebenzi Peter Gqelosha

Emfuleni

Msebenzi Peter Gqelosha was born in 1973, Ocober the 7th in a location named Evaton. He started his primary education at one of the oldest township schools called Motsewapele Primary School and later then went to Botlehadi Higher Primary which is still in Evaton. He then matriculated at Ruta Sechaba in Sebokeng.<br /> Education<br /> He furthered his studies with different Institutions of Higher Learning after his Matric. He Went to Unisa and did training programs offered by SALGA. Studied Public Admin and Management with UNISA in 1999. - Studied Financial Management through SALGA in the year 2000.<br /> - In 2002 he then studied Municipal Governance.<br /> Political Life<br /> Msebenzi as his comrades call him, started his political life at a very early age under the banner of the African National Congress. His participation in formal structures of the ANC began in 1989 when he was elected as a Block Leader when first Political leaders were released from prison. He was later on elected as the Deputy Secretary of the ANCYL in 1991. During those times, he was subsequently elected as the Deputy Secretary of the Greater Evaton Branch. Served as a member of the CPF in his area. In 2012, he was the elected as a member of the ANC Regional Executive Committee of Sedibeng Region. He is still serving as the REC member heading Social Development sub-committee.<br /> Council Work<br /> He started off as a Ward Councillor of ward 43 in Emfuleni in the year 2000. He was thereafter appointed as the MMC for Public Safety in 2003. In 2005, he was again elected as a Ward Councillor of Ward 43 after elections. He was later on deployed to serve as an MMC for Waste Management, Refuse and Landfill in the year 2005 and when Emfuleni Local Municipality established Municipal Public Account Committee, he was seconded to be the first Chairperson of that committee in 2008. In 2011 He was then elected as the Council Speaker of Emfuleni Local Municipality. Msebenzi as his comrades call him, started his political life at a very early age under the banner of the African National Congress. He started off as a Ward Councillor of ward 43 in Emfuleni in the year 2000.

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Cllr. Ramothobi Ishmael Lethea

Merafong City

Councilor Ramothobi Ishmael Lethea has been an activist and the member of the African National Congress for a period over 22 years. His political consciousness started when he was first elected to chair the Student representative Council to fight the introduction of the platooning education system and the afternoon classes that started at 12H00 and ended 18H00.Councilor Ramothobi Ishmael Lethea continues to serve in different stakeholder forums and has lately form part of research work from different teams to advance academic objectives and expand knowledge base.

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Cllr. Johannah Phiri

West Rand

In 1998-2004 she was a Mentor and a Counselor of ladies with various needs at Bethany House in Krugersdorp, She was also Trustee member Bethany House from 2009-2010.During year 2006-2009 she was Project Facilitator for Matla Early Child Development. Currently Cllr. Phiri is a Trustee member Cradle of Humankind. In 2011 she was also elected as Reference committee member for Community Works Programme. Cllr. J.Phiri is a Board member for Evangeli Encha Drop in centre Kromdraai Cllr. Phiri first became a Councillor in 2006 to April 2011 as a DMA Coucillor. She was also elected as the Acting Speaker in 2010, a position she currently holds as full time Speaker of WRDM. She was elected in this position in April 2011 after Local Government elections.

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Cllr. Conny Bapela

City Of Joburg

Conny Bapela's political involvement started from humble beginnings. She participated in Cosas as a young student and is a founder member of the Alexandra Women's Congress.She also served as a treasurer and the founder member of the Alex Youth Congress (AYCO), as well as in the role of a deputy secretary. She joined the City of Johannesburg in 1995, and has served on various committees and in different capacities.

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Cllr. Busi Modisakeng

Sedibeng

In early 80's the family moved to Heidelberg, Ratanda Location, where she pursued her Secondary Schooling at Ratanda Secondary School. This is was the beginning of an anti-apartheid activist, under the banner of Cosas, where she served as the secretary of Heidelberg Cosas Branch. She served as an administrator for Heidelberg Thusong advisory centre.