Ms Sizakele Emelda Nkosi-Malobane
MEC FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY
MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane was appointed MEC for Community Safety in June 2014.
Born in Diepkloof, Soweto and exposed to unpleasant conditions which were meant to break her spirit, she nonetheless grew to become a highly-respected leader. In spite of her demanding work, the MEC still finds time to spend with her family.
Before her appointment as an MEC, Nkosi-Malobane was a member of the provincial legislature since 2009 where she served as the Chairperson of Community Safety and Education Portfolio Committees respectively. She has 15 years of experience in Local Government. She served as a Member of the Mayoral Committee for various portfolios including Community Safety in the City of Johannesburg.
Her first dose of indoctrination, which defined her quest for both intellectual growth and total liberation, was at Madibane High School where she was introduced to Congress of South African Students by the late David Diutlwileng. Driven by an irrepressible urge to succeed, she holds various certificates, including Local Government Policy Development and Conflict Management.
As a conscientised young person, she refused to be intimidated and suppressed by the Goliaths of the then apartheid government. She became one of the operatives of the student progressive forces. Her involvement in the political world made her an obvious target for the security establishment. She has had numerous brushes with the law then but she refused to be muffled by the system.
She holds various certificates, including Local Government Policy Development and Conflict Management.
MEC Nkosi-Malobane’s key responsibilities include ensuring that Gauteng is a safe and secure province. Her department is entrusted with responsibilities that include monitoring policing agencies, implementing crime-prevention initiatives, managing traffic, educating citizens about public safety and improving the relationship between communities and law enforcement agencies.