Profile of the Mayor

Cllr. Tshediso Jakobo is the Mayor of the Setsoto Local Municipality. He obtained a Secondary Teacher’s Diploma and was an educator from 1990 but continued studying courses such as the Certificate Programme of Municipal Development with Wits University and the Executive Municipal Development Programme with the University of Pretoria. He joined the political arena whilst serving as an educator. He held various positions at school and his strong leadership qualities catapulted in his appointment as an Executive Committee Member in the Transitional Local Council in Clocolan before being appointed chairperson of the EXCO in 1997.

In 1998 he became chairperson of the African National Congress in the Ficksburg region (now defunct) and in 2000 was appointed ANC Chief Whip in Setsoto as well as serving in the Thabo Mofutsayana ANC – as Regional Executive Committee member prior to his appointment as Speaker of Council of Setsoto Municipality for the term 2006 to 2011. He was re-elected Ward Councillor for Ward 8 in the 2011 local elections. He is currently the Mayor of Setsoto Municipality and the Chairperson of the ANC branch, Mpokoane, Clocolan.