The University of Johannesburg, College of Business and Economics and School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy invites you to a Distinguished Special Public Lecture by
Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile

Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile was born on 21 October 1961 in Geraldsville, Pretoria (Tshwane). Mashatile actively participated in the liberation struggle from his student days as a member of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS). He co-founded the Alexandra Youth Congress (AYCO) in 1983 and was elected as its first President. As Deputy President of South Africa, he has been delegated responsibilities as follows:

  • Leader of Government Business in Parliament.
  • Lead government efforts to fast-track land reform and coordinate government programmes to accelerate agricultural support.
  • Implement rapid response interventions on service delivery and troubleshooting in service delivery hot spots.
  • Assist the President in the roll-out of the District Development Model through effective coordination of the different spheres of government to improve the functioning of municipalities and address community concerns.
  • Lead the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) and the country’s integrated response to the challenges of HIV and AIDS.
  • Special Envoy on South Sudan and leading peace missions on the continent as required.
  • Lead the National Human Resource Development Council and foster collaboration between government and social partners towards addressing the shortage of skills in critical sectors of the economy.
  • Promote social cohesion initiatives focusing on Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders and Military Veterans. Chairs the following Cabinet Committees – (i) Governance, State Capacity, and Institutional Development, (ii) Justice, Crime Prevention and Security.

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DATE: Tuesday 9 April 2024

TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

VENUE: Arts Centre Theatre | University of Johannesburg Auckland Park Kingsway Campus

RSVP: Please register here: before 2 April 2024 to confirm your attendance


Programme Director: Prof Dominique Uwizeyimana, Director (Acting) School of Public Management, Governance and Public Policy, CBE

Welcome and Overview: University of Johannesburg, Prof Letlhokwa Mpedi, Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Distinguished Special Lecture: Deputy President Shipokosa Paulus Mashatile

Questions and Answers: Prof Lungile Ntsalaze, Executive Dean, College of Business and Economics (CBE)


Click here to view the PDF Invitation

April 9, 2024

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