Ms Tshimangadzo Silvia Ndou has been appointed as the VDM's new municipal manager.
Date: 07 November 2019 By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Ms Tshimangadzo Silvia Ndou has been appointed as the new municipal manager for the Vhembe District Municipality.
The decision to appoint Ndou was taken during a special council meeting on Tuesday. Ndou was serving as the acting municipal manager, following the departure of Mr Mugivhela Rambado in November 2018.
Ndou had accumulated many academic qualifications through the years, which include a Bachelor of Administration (University of Venda), a diploma in advanced management (MANCOSA) and a short course in project management (University of Free State). She completed a leadership municipal development programme (University of Pretoria), obtained a masters' degree in public management (University of Venda), and has registered for a municipal finance management degree with the University of Pretoria.
She previously worked as a financial clerk at the University of Venda, as court manager at the Department of Justice in Bloemfontein and as director corporate services at the Makhado Local Municipality. She was also previously the senior manager for community services at Thulamela Municipality and the general manager for corporate services at Vhembe District Municipality.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.