Mayor Tlhoare Ishmael Motsoeneng

Mayor, Tlhoare Ishmael Motsoeneng is a life-long residence of Mafube Local Municipality, and much passionate in making a difference in the municipality he calls home. Cllr T.I Motsoeneng is by far the youngest Mayor Mafube Local Municipality has ever had.





Date of Birth: 09 July 1987

Home Town: Tweeling, Mafube LM, Free State.

Education Background

Primary education: Tshediso Xolani Primary School until 1999

Secondary education: Refeng Thabo Secondary School from 2000 matriculated in 2005.

Higher Education:

North West University

  • Obtained BA in Development and Management ( 2008 – 2011)
  • BA Honors in Labour Relations Management
  • Current studies- MBA: Regent Business School.

He also completed Fundamentals of Project Management, Introduction to Modern Human Resource Management, Modern Human Resource Management- Recruitment and Selection Processes, Supervision Skills – Management Groups and Employee Interaction short courses in 2019, Achieved and awarded Merit Certificate of Strategic Human Resource Management (2010) and Merit Certificate of Government and Sustainable Development (2009).

Over past few years, Mayor Motsoeneng has accumulated a wealth of experience served in Different departments, Northwest Education Department: (HR Clerk 2011-2012), Tshediso Xolani Primary School: (Stand In Educator 2015), Free State Department of Social Development: (Labour Relations Officer: 2015-2018), Office Manager: Sheriff – Frankfort/Villiers (2018-2019).

Political Profile

  1. ANCYL Member (2008 – Current)
  2. ANC Member (Mafahlaneng Branch)
  3. Former SASCO Member (NWU)
  4. ANC Ward 8 Councilor (Tweeling)

Community Involvement

  1. Assisting Learners in applying for university enrollment & Bursaries
  1. Helping community members report basic service delivery challenges relating to Mafube Municipality
  2. Community volunteer against crime, drugs and alcohol abuse
  3. Actively involved in skills development programmes