Profile and Background: Ms Katlego Rachel Mathebe
Ms Katlego Rachel Mathebe, the Speaker of the City of Tshwane’s Council, was born in Kimberley, where her father was working as a policeman.
Years later, her family relocated to Mabopane where she attended school.
In 1985, when she was in grade nine, she joined a UDF-affiliated organisation, named Young Christian Student (YCS), which signalled the beginning of her political career.
In 1989 while studying at the former Technicon Northern Transvaal (TNT), now called TUT, she became a member of the South African National Student Congress (SANSCO). She also served as a SASCO chairperson until the end of 1992.
Mathebe holds a National Diploma in Office Administration from the Port Elizabeth Technicon, as well as a National Diploma in Internal Auditing from Unisa.
Before she became a politician, she worked for the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) in the Eastern Cape as a personal assistant to the regional director. In 1994 she joined the Eastern Cape SABC Regional Office as a financial officer and one and half years later, in 1996, she moved to their head office as an internal auditor. Between 1996 and 2001 Ms Mathebe worked for Guardian National Insurance Limited as a financial accountant and internal auditor, and Santam Insurance Limited as an internal auditor.
From 2001 until 2004, she worked as an audit manager for Eskom Limited.
In 2005 Ms Mathebe took a break from the accounting/internal auditing discipline. Later on she went into the property business, and joined Eltec as an estate agent. She left Eltec to consult with Ditsebi Solutions Pty Ltd.
Mathebe is blessed with one son and is a believer who served as a secretary in the women’s ministry. She is currently an elder in her church-Eagles Revival Outreach Ministries.