Dondo Mogajane is the new acting Director General of the National Treasury to replace Lungisa Fuzile who resigned following Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas sacking.
In a statement on Monday, the Ministry of Finance announced Mogajane’s appointment following the last day of notice to be served by Lungisa Fuzile.
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba extended appreciation and gratitude to the outgoing Director General Lungisa Fuzile, who served his last day at Treasury on Monday, for his service to National Treasury and the country.
Fuzile has in the past month facilitated a successful and smooth handover to Minister Gigaba and Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi.
Fuzile joined National Treasury in 1998 and rose through the ranks before assuming the Director General role in 2011. He was instrumental in the introduction of the Infrastructure Delivery Improvement Programme (IDIP) to solve the capacity and institutional challenges faced by the provincial departments.
“Director General Fuzile is a model public servant, who has devoted 19 years to the service of our country. He leaves behind a legacy of a strong National Treasury that has a formidable team as well as a strong institutional framework that will carry forward the mandate of the department. As he departs today, we wish him all the success in his future endeavours,” said Minister Gigaba.
Prior to being appointed as the Acting Director General, Mogajane was the Deputy Director General responsible for the Public Finance division.
Mogajane joined National Treasury in 1999 and he has worked in various areas including Intergovernmental Relations, Provincial Budget Analysis and International Economic Relations divisions.
Between 2007 and 2010, he represented South Africa at the Executive Board of the World Bank as senior advisor for Africa Group 1 countries.
Mogajane was appointed as the Chief of Staff to former Minister Pravin Gordhan in the Ministry of Finance between 2010 and May 2014. He also acted as Chief Operating Officer of National Treasury from 2014 until June 2015.
“Mr Mogajane’s appointment is with effect from 16 May 2017 until the process of appointing a new Director General is completed. Minister Gigaba wishes Mr Mogajane good luck and assures him of his support in carrying out his duties and responsibilities,” said the Ministry.