25 February 2019

STATEMENT BY PATRICIA DE LILLE, GOOD LEADER

GOOD CONCLUDES ITS SELECTION PROCESS FOR PROVINCIAL PREMIER CANDIDATES GOOD PREMIER CANDIDATES NOMINATED FOR EASTERN CAPE, FREE STATE, KWAZULU NATAL, LIMPOPO & MPUMALANGA

Two weeks ago, on Sunday 10 February 2019, GOOD announced that it had concluded its selection process for the Premier candidates of the Western Cape, Gauteng, North West and Northern Cape.

GOOD’s selection process continued over the past two weeks to identify the GOOD leaders who will campaign to lead the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and Mpumalanga. Provincial Coordinating Committees, in each province, were requested to submit nominations to the national leadership.  

Eleven nominees went through a competitive selection process that included an assessment tool specially designed for GOOD by an independent industrial psychologist. The national leadership considered the outcome of this process this and I am pleased to announce that the following candidates have been selected as the Premier Candidates for their respective provinces:

Eastern Cape: CELESTE DOMINGO

Celeste Domingo hails from Port Elizabeth, in Nelson Mandela Bay.  She has diverse and valuable professional experience as an educator and as a public servant in local government.   She started her professional career as a secondary school educator in Humansdorp before joining the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. A highly qualified and passionate leader, Celeste has a BSc degree from UCT, a B.Ed degree from Vista University and a LL.B degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

Free State: ILIFALETHENJWA PATRICK SILO

Patrick Silo hails from Koffiefontein, just outside Bloemfontein in the Free State.  Patrick has a wealth of experience in the private and public sector including a position with the United Nations implementing their development programmes in the SADC region. Patrick has a passion for business and economic development and has held various management positions in economic or small business development chambers.

Patrick has several qualifications including a Masters in PoliticalScience from an American University as well as Economic Development qualifications from Strathclyde University in Scotland. More recently, Patrick was employed as a Manager: Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrade by the City of Cape Town.

KwaZulu Natal: MICHAEL ABRAHAM

Michael Abraham is resident in Tongaat, north of Durban, in KwaZulu Natal.  Michael is a practicing attorney and an educator. He served as a Member of Parliament in the first democratic parliament and served as a ward councillor in the Ethekwini Metropolitan Council for a decade. Michael is actively involved in community organisations. He holds a number of qualifications from the University of South Africa (UNISA) including LL.B, B.A., Hons B. Theology degrees and a Higher Education Diploma.

LIMPOPO: MASHUDU MBUWE

Mashudu Mbuwe is a nursing professional who has been\ involved in the education and training of nurses for the past 25 years.   Mashudu was a shop steward for DENOSA, the nurses’ union, and served on DENOSA’s provincial executive. Mashudu also served on COSATU’s regional structures in the late 1990s representing DENOSA.

Mashudu has a Diploma in General Nursing (Community, Psychiatry & Midwifery) Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNISA and a Diploma in Nursing Education from the University of Stellenbosch.

Mpumalanga: WINSTON PHOKOJE

Winston Phokoje is from Mountain View, Kwamhlanga in Mpumalanga. Winston is also an educator by profession. He started his career in education as a high school teacher in 1979. In his teaching career he has been a Head of Department of Natural Sciences and a Deputy Principle. He currently practices as an Education Management Specialist.

Winston is a highly qualified educator with an Education Diploma from Vista University, a Further Diploma in Education from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Education degree from Potchefstroom University, and an Advanced Certificate in Education (Natural Sciences) from UNISA.

Launched just 12 weeks ago, GOOD has attracted tens of thousands of South Africans who are committed to a South African future that is prosperous, fair, patriotic and united.

I am so proud of the GOOD South Africans who have joined us on this journey to fix South Africa so that it is spatially, socially, economically and environmentally just. The passion, commitment , experience and qualifications of the candidates we have nominated as our Premier candidates is a signal that GOOD has activated a call that South Africans across all our beautiful diversity are responding to.

GOOD is a movement for every South African who is committed to our collective future in this the most beautiful and the most promising country on earth.

GOOD leaders, like these Premier Candidates, are stepping forward to play an active role in designing and implementing that future so that the promise can be achieved.

ENDS.

Good