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Tebogo Job Mokgoro (born 15 May 1948) is a South African politician and academic who serves as the 6th Premier of North West, after having taken office on 22 June 2018. He is also a Member of the North West Provincial Legislature. He is a party member of the African National Congress.[1]

Job Mokgoro Covid-19 Positive

He took the test on Monday, following the death of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC, Gordon Kegakilwe, on the same day.

Premier Mokgoro took the Covid-19 test yesterday following the passing on of the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, the late Mr Mothibi Gordon Kegakilwe, and he received results today, confirming that he has tested positive for the virus,” Ngesi said.

He added that Mokgoro, 72, only has a cough, despite testing positive and will continue to work while in isolation.


“The premier will therefore continue to discharge his duties, albeit remotely, and has instructed members of the premier’s support staff, who have worked with him closely in the last two weeks to test, while taking the necessary precautions,” Ngesi said.

He added that tracing the premier’s contacts is currently under way.
News24 previously reported that North West MEC for Public Works and Roads, Saliva Molapisi, also tested positive for Covid-19 after Kegakilwe’s passing.

Job Mokgoro Early life, education and family

Job Mokgoro was born on 15 May 1948 in Kimberley in the Cape Province of the Union of South Africa. He obtained multiple administrative and academic accolades including a master’s degree and a Honorary Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Toledo. He is married to Yvonne Mokgoro, a former Constitutional Court judge who served from 1994 until 2009. He has five children.[2][3]

Job Mokgoro Career

After studying in the United States, Mokgoro became a lecturer at the University of Bophuthatswana. Before the 1994 election, he was one of the administrators of the Transitional Executive Council that were tasked to incorporate the traditional homelands, such as Bophuthatswana, into the new nine provinces. In 1994, Premier Popo Molefe appointed Mokgoro as the Director-General of the North West Province.[4]

Molefe tasked Mokgoro with rationalising and integrating three government administrations into the province. During his tenure as Director-General, he was regarded as a disciplinarian, due to him patrolling the provincial government offices to make sure that no employee was leaving early on Friday afternoons.[5] In 2014, Premier Supra Mahumapelo reappointed Mokgoro as Director-General.[6]

Mokgoro also served as the Director-General of the South African Management Development Institute. He taught at the Wits University’s Graduate School of Public and Development Management. He was also a policy analyst for the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). His most recent position was principal of the National School of Governance.[7]

On 21 June 2018, the ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, announced Mokgoro as the new Premier of North West after the National Working Committee (NWC) of the African National Congress selected him. His predecessor, Supra Mahumapelo, resigned in May 2018 after weeks of violent protests. Mokgoro was reportedly seen as a compromise candidate since the process of selecting a candidate was complicated.[8][9]

The North West Provincial Legislature elected Mokgoro as Premier on 22 June 2018.[10] After the 2019 general elections, speculations arose that Mokgoro was due to be replaced as Premier because of ANC factional disputes in the province. The party ended up retaining him in the post.[11][12][13]

Job Mokgoro Wife Yvonne Mokgoro

He is married to Yvonne Mokgoro, a former Constitutional Court judge who served from 1994 until 2009. He has five children.[2][3]

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