Department: Traditional Affairs

Contact Details

Physical: 1 Pencadia Building, 509 Pretorius Street, Pretoria
Postal: Private Bag X804, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 336 5824/5
Fax: 012 336 5952


The mission of the Department of Traditional Affairs is to coordinate traditional affairs activities across government through: development of appropriate policies, norms and standards, systems, and a regulatory framework governing traditional affairs; provision of support to the traditional affairs institution; enhancement of information and knowledge management on traditional affairs; and promotion of culture, heritage and social cohesion.

Office Bearers/Management

Mr D van Rooyen
Deputy Minister
Mr O Bapela
Director General
Prof MC Nwaila

Mr David van Rooyen
Deputy Minister:
Mr Obed Bapela
Director General:
Prof Muzamani Charles Nwaila
Mr Ben Ramile (Personal Assistant: Minister)
Ms Unathi Sityata (Private Secretary: Deputy Minister)
Chief of Staff:
Mr Ian Whitley
Chief Financial Officer:
Mr Obed Matsobane Aphane
Deputy Directors General:
Senior Management:
Ms Reshoketswe Shoky Mogaladi (Executive Manager: Office of the Director General)
Mr Sifiso Ngcobo (Head of Office: Deputy Minister)
Communications Officers:
Ms Tsakani Baloyi (Senior Manager: Communications)
Modiegi Madiga (Deputy Manager: Communications)
Mr Clifford Mogatjane (Cabinet and Parliamentary Liaison)

Financial Information

All Financial Values: R'0002015/162014/152013/142012/13
AUDIT OUTCOMEFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially UnqualifiedFinancially Unqualified
Total Final Appropriation125 957115 86858 460 12754 856 162
Actual Expenditure125 362111 75356 403 17053 437 317
Employee Compensation56 62750 245226 816266 374
Goods and Services27 29626 2721 887 1011 587 471
Capital Assets4 1686614 75917 822
Unauthorised Expenditure-2 252--
Irregular Expenditure4 1836 518403 600503 359
Fruitless & Wasteful Expenditure--62
Posts Approved9480488n/a
Posts Filled8272432n/a
SourcesAnnual ReportAnnual ReportAnnual Report n/a
NoteCombined figures for Department: Cooperative Governance and Traditional AffairsCombined figures for Department: Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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