A former school principal, Mr Gwebinkundla Fellix Qonde was appointed Director-General in September 2011.
He holds a Master’s degree in Education, as well as Bachelors in Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees and a Diploma in Labour Law.
Mr Qonde started his career as an educator, moving through the ranks of management to become the Principal of Harry Gwala Secondary School. He has also served as a special advisor on education to the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande.
Other leadership positions include serving as a Councillor within the City of Cape Town. His local government experience at strategic management level spans six years in the positions of Executive Director for Corporate Services and Deputy Municipal Manager for the Cape Winelands District Municipality. During his tenure at Cape Winelands it won an award for the best run municipality in South Africa.
Mr Qonde initiated the Khayelitsha Development Forum and has served on many structures with the aim of developing and uplifting communities.
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