SA Department of Labour COO Aggy Moiloa appointed

Department of Labour COO Aggy Moiloa specialises in strategy, ministerial goals, negotiating with organised labour and business, public relations, political and administrative leadership. Inspector Thobile Lamati was also promoted.

Admin and political star official Aggy Moiloa was promoted to South African Department of Labour COO from the Mpumalanga office in October 2013.

Moiloa was chief director of Provincial Operations of the Department of Labour in Mpumalanga for ten years. Her career started in teaching.

She joined the Department of Labour as training advisor, was promoted to assistant director, later to Business Unit Manager: Labour Market Information, Statistics and Planning, then chief director of provincial operations.

She has a Masters degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, and plans to complete an Executive Development Programme in public leadership skills.

Moiloa also has a BA in Education from the University of Johannesburg (formerly Vista University); a BA Honours in Applied Psychology from Wits, and an ND in Education Psychology from the former Rand Afrikaanse Universiteit.

She also boasts a Foundation Diploma in Training and Development from University College of Galway in Ireland, and a Certificate in Management and Development Programme from Wits University.

Her role in the province was overall management of six Business Units and 15 labour centres, providing strategic direction and leadership to provincial staff, ensuring achievement of ministerial goals, establish and liaise with key strategic partners including organised labour, business, government and civil society organisations, ensuring organisational and individual performance, acting as chief spokesperson for the Department of Labour in the province and fulfilling political and administrative leadership in the province.

Her merit awards include credits for the highest percentage in Psychology 2, 3, English Didactics as well as best female graduate in 1990.

She has travelled extensively. Her global experience has taken her to places as far afield as Germany where she went on a study tour to observe programmes and strategies of job creation and employment generation, an international labour market workshop in the United States of America as well as a social protection course in Italy.

Moiloa has vast experience in project design, planning, implementation and management; change and organisational management; training and capacity development; and diversity management; strategic communication; research and analysis.

The Department of Labour COO’s favourite dish is traditional chicken and pap. Moiloa is married to Oageng Moiloa and they have three children, two sons and a daughter. She enjoys going to the gym, reading and cooking.

Department of Labour inspector DDG Thobile Lamati promoted

The SA Department of Labour appointed Thobile Lamati as Deputy Director-General: Inspections and Enforcement Services in October 2013.

Lamati worked at Kendal Power Station as trainee Chemical Engineer. He later joined the Department of Labour as an inspector focusing in the Chemical Industry. He left the Department of Labour to join Department of Public Works as a Control Inspector.

He said on his departure: “The goal was to set up Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Structures throughout the Department of Public Works. This exposed me to the built environment and enhanced my understanding of construction related issues. This work resulted in the upgrading of all the road camps in Limpopo.”

He rejoined the Department of Labour as the Deputy Director responsible for Inspection and Enforcement Services in the Western Cape Province and was later appointed as Provincial Director: Department of Labour Western Cape, then as Chief Inspector Occupational Health and Safety.

With the establishment of the IES Branch the responsibility were not limited to OHS matters but included all aspects of the work done by the IES Branch.

Lamati will preside over IES which has committed itself to conduct 130 000 workplace inspections with the focus on problematic and high risks sector. He is also faced with completing the programme to professionalise the inspectorate into a specialized implementation arm of policy.

The IES has also committed itself to address capacity constraints and improve training of inspectors.

Lamati has a Masters in Business Leadership from University of South Africa School of Business; a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology; a B Tech: Chemical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology; a Certificate in Executive Development from Stellenbosh University School of Business and a Btech Environmental Health from Nelson Mandela Municipality University.

He has participated as a Chairperson of the Advisory Council on Occupational Health and Safety (ACOHS); board member of the Railway Safety Regulator; Board member of the Department of Labour’s public entity, Compensation Fund and Member of Advisory Panel for NOSA.

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