Profile of the Mayor

Cllr. Matshediso “Matso” Elizabeth Mathibe is the Mayor of the Tswelopele Local Municipality. She was born on 15 September 1959 in Hoopstad. She passed her junior certificate at Hoopstad Bantu School and possesses a meritorious certificate as the best history learner. She has a tertiary qualification from ETU and PLANACT. She also underwent an ABET course in Rooderpoort and possesses a qualification from Geo Tech in Pretoria. She also has a certificate as a Community Development Worker (CDW) and has a certificate in Advanced Driving and Security. She was a teacher during 1977 until 1989. In 1990 she was an activist of Operation Hunger.

Her political activism started in the early 90’s, when she was appointed the deputy chairperson of the ANC Maokaneng branch from 1991 to 1993. She was subsequently elected as the chairperson of ANC Women’s League Northern FS Region and ultimately the chairperson of ANC Women’s League Northern and Southern Regions. She participated as the head of delegation in the Women’s Parliament in 2010. She is currently the deputy chairperson of the ANC branch since 2011 to date.

Mathibe is presently a member of the ANC Lejweleputswa Regional Executive Committee Member from 2012 to date. She is also a member of the ANC Lejweleputswa Regional Working Committee and the ANC Proportional Councillor in Tswelopele Local Municipality since 2011 to date.

Matshediso “Matso” Elizabeth Mathibe is a full member of the Women’s Manyano at Methodist Church of Southern Africa and a regular churchgoer. She is a good listener and a motivator that enjoys watching TV and listening to gospel music.