Panel and Programme Directors for SALGA Women’s Commission 2017

SESSION TWO: PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
Cllr Jesta Sidell
Executive Mayor: eHlanzeni District Municipality

 

Biography:

Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality Ms J Sidell was born in Mbombela at Kabokweni. She did her primary education at Victory Park Primary School. She then proceeded to Middleburg Combined School where she completed her secondary education.  Her tertiary qualifications include among others a diploma in Advanced Municipal Governance from University of Johannesburg, a Project Management course from Wits University as well as an Executive Leadership programme from the University of Pretoria  She has extensive experience as an Administrator and Technocrat. She worked for the Department of Health and Social Development as well as the Department of Human Settlement as an Assistant Director and eventually Acting Director responsible for the Human Settlement. Ms Sidell is a seasoned politician with vast experience in serving the people. She served in a number of ANC structures as well as Union structures. She is currently the Regional Secretary of Ehlanzeni ANC Women’s League.  Her role in second term Local Government started in 2000 where she was elected as a PR Councillor both in Mbombela Local Municipality and Ehlanzeni District Municipality. Eventually she was elected as a speaker of Mbombela Local Municipality from 2011 - 2016.  Deservedly so she was then elected to the position of Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality

   
       
 

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