Ms. Busisiwe Joyce Modisakeng (Mofokeng) a South African Anti-Apartheid Activist.
Born 30 October 1966
Busisiwe Joyce Modisakeng was born in Greylingstad, where she did her primary schooling at Mlalankunzi Combined School from Grade 1 to Grade 7.
In early 80’s the family moved to Heidelberg, RatandaLocation, where she pursued her Secondary Schooling at Ratanda Secondary School.
This is was the beginning of an anti-apartheid activist, under the banner of Cosas, where she served as the secretary of Heidelberg Cosas Branch.
Ms Modisakeng holds various academic qualifications in Local Government. She holds a Local Government Tertiary Education qualification from Technicon SA. She further studied Leadership/Public and Project Management in various institutions in the country and abroad.
She has achieved certificate in Local Government and also on Executive Leadership. Her name “Busisiwe” bears fruit to the accolades of her achievements, blessed with the skill to lead, blessed with the skill to transform”
At the dawn of democracy, she was elected as Executive Mayor of Council in Lesedi Local municipality. During this era of governance she became the youngest Executive Mayor in Gauteng, sheled the Executive Sector of Lesedi Local Municipality for more than a decade with agility and successfully.
Throughout her leadership in Lesedi Local Municipality, she displayed great astuteness, integrity and discipline.
Her work history:
SANCO GAUTENG PROVINCE
1994 - 1995 - (Train the Trainer)
1995 - 1996 - (Administrator)
HEIDELBERG TOWN COUNCIL
1995 - 2000 (Mayor)
2000 - 2003 Mayor of Lesedi
LESEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY (Former Heidelberg Town Council)
2003 - 2006 (Executive Mayor)
2006 - to May 2011 Executive Mayor
2011 - to date Speaker of Sedibeng District Municipality
REPRESENTS LESEDI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY AT THE FOLLOWING :-
SALGA GAUTENG: DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING
SALGA GAUTENG: HEALTH
SALGA GAUTENG: WELFARE
SALGA GAUTENG: GENDER WORKING GROUP (Chairperson)
SALGA GAUTENG: HUMAN RESOURCE (Chairperson)
SALGWSETA: MEMBER OF GAUTENG DIVISION
Duduza Resource Centre: BOARD MEMBER
GAUTENG TOURISM AGENCY BOARD MEMBER
1996 - 2000
HEIDELBERG HOSPITAL BOARD MEMBER
1999 - 2004 & 2011 - to date
Member of Management Committee - PCO - Heidelberg
2000 - 2003
BOARD OF TRUSTEES : MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES PENSION FUND
2002 - to date (Deputy Chairperson)
She has served African National Congress in the following structures:
1984 - Executive Member COSAS Heidelberg/Ratanda Branch - Secretary
1986 - Executive Member Far East-Rand Peoples Organisation - Organiser
1986 - The Federation of Transvaal Women - Member
1993 - SANCO Ratanda - Deputy Chairperson
1996 - 2000 - Member of Executive Gauteng Mayoral Forum
1997 - 2000 - Member of Executive - ANCWL - Provincial (Gauteng)
1997 - 2000 - Member of Executive - ANC - Heidelberg Branch
1997 - 2000 - Ex-Officio Member of Executive - ANCWL - Heidelberg Branch
2001 - 2009 - Member of Executive - REC - Sedibeng Region
2000 - 2003 - Member of Management Committee - PCO Heidelberg
Presently she is the member of ANC PEC Gauteng, where she has meticulously served the organisation for the betterment our people lives. She remains adedicated and active member of both ANC and its Women’s League.
She is never tied to go where the organisation require her services, she has done intervention all over Gauteng to build ANC Branches as a committed cadre.
The speaker of council is an astute person, who is grounded in her daily chores of Council. She is the leader in her own right; she leads and provides wisdom to Council. She is good negotiator, she allows different views, and able to analyse divergent views able to sift chaff from the grain and give direction.
During the period under review she has championed women agenda in council, oversight work is effective, MPAC is working, section 79 committees are resuscitated and effective at work. IGR structures are at work, District-wide Speaker Forum, Gauteng Speakers Forum.
For the past two years she also led Political Management Team of Sedibeng District Municipality.
She is the SALGA IGR working group chairperson.
One of the activity that also take her time is thatof Municipal Employees Pension Fund ,where she serves as the Board Deputy Chairperson, that require her at all times out of the country to seek investments.