Mr Makwakwa is currently putting up his research proposal towards a PhD programme in management. WORK EXPERIENCE: He has vast experience in the public sector dating back from 1993 as a school teacher. He is worked for several years with the SABC’s Ligwalgwala FM as a Radio Announcer before joining Ehlanzeni District Municipality in the year 2000. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Mr Makwakwa is heavily involved in community work particularly around the Nkomazi area. He is a founding member of Isonqoba Sisonke Home Based Care Centre, Nkomazi FM and the Vulindlela Forum at the University of Mpumalanga.

Department of Corporate Services

Mr Roy Steven Makwakwa has his roots embedded in Nkomazi. Born at Hoestcht Farm (KaPondo) during the late 60s he, like any other child then, endured the most hostile spats and hostilities of the apartheid in South Africa. The 60s and 70s were indeed a deciding era in the political landscape of the country. It is an era heavily characterised by social injustices with farm evictions being at the centre of any other thing. It is as a result of such that he found himself growing up at the neighbouring trust/village called Vlakbult (KaMdladla) after his family was forcefully evicted from the Hoestcht Farm in the early 70s.


The following is an outline of the educational and academic journey, with short courses so far attended and completed by the Mr Makwakwa:  Mgwenya College of Education 1990 – 1992 Teachers’ Diploma Damelin College 1997 – 1999 Diploma in Business Admin and Management University of the Witwatersrand 2003 – 2005 Diploma in Project Management Institute for the Advancement of Journalism 2003 Speech Writing Program Weinz Center for Development Studies (Tel Aviv) 2009 Support Systems for Local Government PALAMA 2011 Certificate on MFMA Bid Committees University of the Witwatersrand 2012 – 2013 Certificate Program in Management Development for Municipal Finance University of the Witwatersrand 2015 – 2017 Master of Management.

Departmental Functions and role

A primary role of the corporate services department is to provide support and administration services to the municipality as a whole. The areas in which the department provides assistance and support include; (1) Administration and policy formulation (2) Communications, marketing and events (3) Human resources,