Prof I Mosala


Prof Itumeleng Mosala commenced his professional life as a teacher after completing his teacherís training in 1970. He holds a Masterís degree from the University of Manchester (UK); a Masterís in Business Administration from the Open University Business School (UK) and a PhD from the University of Cape Town (UCT). He attained an Associate of the Federal Theological Seminary (AFTS) degree from the Federal Theological Seminary of Southern Africa, in 1976. Prof Mosala also successfully completed major modules in Econometrics, International Economics and Economic Policy for a B. Com degree he abandoned for lack of time. He has obtained several professional development certificates for courses he passed from a variety of universities in academic areas such as Big Data - Mathematical Modelling; Business Analytics: The Data Explosion, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods; Understanding Nuclear Power, Health Data Analytics, Computer Language R for Data Science and Social Media Analytics, among others.


His full-time career as an academic spanned the years 1980 to 2003 at the following institutions: University of Botswana - 1980:1982, University of Cape Town - 1983-1995, and Techknikon North West - 1998:2003(April). This period was interspersed by a period as Lecturer at Wesley College and Divinity Faculty, University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, UK, 1991:1993.


His career in the public service started as a Chief Director for Higher Education in the National Department of Education during the presidency of Nelson Mandela, 1995(September) to 1998. After a stint as Vice Chancellor and Principal at the Technikon North West, 1998 to 2003(April), he returned to the public service as the Director-General, National Department of Arts and Culture.


Prof. Mosala then joined the private sector, in the nuclear industry, as Regional Vice President of the Westinghouse Electric Company - a global nuclear energy company, from May 2010 to January 2016. He continued to serve in the board of Westinghouse-South Africa until 2019; he founded a number of successful enterprises including financial services advisory company (Still Nascent Ventures). Prof is a published author, social commentator, editor and renowned speaker. He has written numerous publications and books; he has sat on various national committees and boards.


The President of the Republic, Cyril M. Ramaphosa, appointed Prof. Itumeleng Mosala a Commissioner of the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers on 15 November 2019.