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career. The study of medicine at the University of Natal brought the young activist into conflict with security policeman and he spent a year in jail. A fellow medical student, Steve Biko, was to die at the hands of the security police. Professor Mokgoro took up his studies at Fort Hare University where he gained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1971. After a spell teaching biology, mathematics and physical science at St Boniface High School, Kimberley, Professor Mokgoro took on a research task with the Chamber of Mines (today the Minerals Council SA) looking into the implications of mechanisation on human resources in the mining industry, a topic that is still relevant today. Three years as a Psychological Assessor at a psychiatric hospital followed, after which he became a lecturer and academic administrator at the University of Bophuthatswana. Over the next decade, Professor NORTH WEST BUSINESS 2019

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Mokgoro would teach public policy, public finance and policy reforms. He served as Head of Department for one year. Prior to his lecturing responsibilities, he was involved with the administration of academic programmes, examinations and admissions. It was during this time that Professor Mokgoro studied for and obtained his Bachelor of Public Administration (Honours) from the University of the North West and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio (USA). An honorary doctorate in Public Administration was awarded to Professor Mokgoro by Toledo in 2001. In the early 1990s, Professor Mokgoro consulted to a large number of organisations including the Cape Town City Council and the World Bank. Professor Mokgoro moved on to the University of the Western Cape where he was responsible for starting the School of Government – from inception to implementation, which takes us to the year before South Africa became a democracy, and when Professor Mokgoro was called to serve in the North West.

Public service Professor Mokgoro’s tenure a s A s s o c i a t e D i r e c t o r, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Centre for Policy

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North West Business 2019  

The 2019 edition of North West Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has establi...

North West Business 2019  

The 2019 edition of North West Business is the ninth issue of this highly successful publication that, since its launch in 2009, has establi...