SA's Relations with Uganda

1993 - B.Iuris, University of the Western Cape

2000 - MA in International Security and Civil-Military Relations, United States Naval Postgraduate School, California

MA in National Security Affairs on Regional Studies of Sub-Saharan Africa

Currently: Doctoral Studies in Business Administration, University of Liverpool


1994 - Defence Management Certificate, University of Witwatersrand

           Officer Orientation Course, Heidelberg

1995 - Senior Personnel Course, Personnel Service School

           Advanced Military Law

Completed the Training of the Trainers Programme on the Full Range Leadership Development Programme, Bass, Avolio and Associates

1996 - All Arms Battle Handling

1997 - Junior Command and Staff Duties Course, South African Army College

Military Justice and Legal Concerns for Peace Operations, United States of America Naval Justice School

Transformational Leadership Facilitators Course

1998 - Senior Command and Staff Duties Course, South African Army College

2001 - Project Management and Resource Mobilisation, UNDP, Addis Ababa

2002   Conflict Analysis, Mediation and Negotiation, UNDP, Maputo

2004 - Executive National Security Programme, South African National Defence College


1975-1977 - Male Orderly then Clerk, Philadelphia Hospital, Dennilton

1977-1979 - Worked for The Employment Bureau of Africa for Mining

1979-1980 - Teacher, Hlabirwa School of Commerce, Ga-Sekhukhune

1980-1981 - Clerk, Murray & Roberts Construction Company

1981-1982 - Teacher, Sports Master and Vice-Principal, Mokgotlhwe Makopo
Commercial High School, Zebediela

1982-1983 - Teacher and Student Advisor, Mpedi-Bapeding Commercial School, Potgietersrus

1983-1984 - Lecturer, University of Zululand

1984-1985 - Lecturer, University of the North

1985-1986 - Intelligence Operative for the ANC, Botswana

1986-1987 - Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Operative, Cuba

1988-1989 - Underground ANC/MK Operative, Zambia and Angola

1989-1990 - Teacher, Dr Hugo Nkabinde Camp, Uganda

1990-1991 - Teacher, Department of Manpower, Zambia

1991-1993 - Lecturer: Law School, University of the Western Cape

1994-1995 - Senior Staff Officer (Deputy Director), Directorate: Planning, South African National Defence Force (SANDF)

Senior Staff Office (Deputy Director), Directorate: Integration of Forces, SANDF

1995-1996 - Senior Staff Officer (Deputy Director): Personnel, 7 SA Division, SANDF

1996-1998     Senior Staff Officer (Deputy Director): Transformation, Operations Division, SANDF

1998-1999 - Senior Staff Officer (Deputy Director): Policy and Planning, Directorate: Policy and Planning, SANDF

1999-2000 - Student, United States Naval Postgraduate School

2001-2004 - General Officer Commanding (Commandant), South African Military Academy, Saldanha Bay

2004 - Director: Strategy and Planning, SANDF

2004-2007 - Chief Director: Human Resources Management, SANDF

2008-2009 - Special Advisor to the Minister of Public Service and Administration

2009-2010 - Acting Director-General of PALAMA

2010-2013 - Director-General of PALAMA

2013-date - Principal of the National School of Government


1979 - Joined the underground structures of the ANC/MK

1993 - Convenor of the University of the Western Cape ANC Election Forum

1994 - Led the MK in the Army Sub-Working Group during the Military
Negotiations that established the South African National Defence Force

Participated in the formalisation of the establishment of the Defence Management Programme at the University of Witwatersrand

Member of the Editorial Board for the new book on the South African National Defence Force

2000-2007 - South African Member of the Military Court of Appeals

2001 - Facilitated the transformation of the Tanzanian, Mauritius, Seychelles
and Zambian Defence Forces as a project of the Defence Sector Transformation of the Institute of Security Studies in Arusha, Tanzania

2002 - Facilitated the transformation of the Ugandan Defence Force in order
to draw up their Defence Review and the White Paper on Defence in Kampala, Uganda

Facilitated a leadership course to the Department of Communications/Intelligence Students at the Military Academy in Saldanha

2003-date - President of the South African Commission of Military History

2009-2012 - Led Capacity Building Programme of ENA in the DRC


2002 - Appointed Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch
Business School

Chairperson of the Turner Panel, Workshop on Sieges in South African
History at the Military Academy

2007 - Member of the Task Team for the Commemoration of the 20th
Anniversary of the Battle of Cuito Cuanavale under the Parliamentary Millennium Programme convened by the Speaker of Parliament

2008 - Conducted training in Security Sector Governance and Training in
Civil-Military Relations

Conducted needs analysis for the transformation of the Madagascar’s
Security Sector

2009-2012 - Appointed as non-executive Director of Denel Aviation (Pty) Ltd

2009-2013 - Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Regional Capacity
Building Project in post conflict countries Rwanda, Burundi and Southern Sudan funded by the Canadian International Development Agency

2009-date - Visiting Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of Witwatersrand

Treasurer of the African Management Development Institutes Network under the auspices of the African Union responsible for continental capacity building

2010-2012 - Appointed as Chairperson of Denel Personnel Solutions (Pty) Ltd

2010-date - Appointed to the Board of the International Commission of Military
History as part of UNESCO’s International Commission of the Sciences

2013 - Appointed as a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Public

2015–date - Appointed South Africa’s High Commissioner to Uganda    


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