Panyaza Lesufi

About Me

Panyaza Lesufi has a deep interest in establishing new public institutions from scratch. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality as a key person behind the founding Executive Mayor, the late Bavumile Vilakazi. He was also approached by the then Minister of Social Development, the late Dr. Zola Skweyiya to be part of a team to establish what is known today as the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA).

He has worked in post-1994 administration in various capacities include:

  • Ekurhuleni Municipality
  • Gauteng Department of Social Development
  • Gauteng Department of Education
  • Department of Basic Education
  • National Prosecuting Authority/South African Police Service
  • South African Social Security Agency (SASSA)

He was also working with Minister Nathi Mthethwa in the police when the process to establish the Priority Crimes Unit (The HAWKS) unfolded.

He was also at the forefront when the Department of Basic Education was established in 2014.

In a nutshell, Lesufi is a former spokesperson, advisor to the Minister and currently MEC for Education in the Gauteng Province since 2014.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Mr Lesufi

Panyaza Lesufi has a deep interest in establishing new public institutions from scratch.

Over 250,000 Gauteng pupils placed at schools

The Department of Basic Education has once again reminded parents that late applications will be announced in due course.

His Journey

Lesufi has long been involved in the ANC-led Mass Democratic Movement, spending most of his youth in the student and youth movement.

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