Home Affairs Minister Names Thabo Mokgola as Acting Media Spokesperson

  • Thabo Mokgola's Appointment: Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, the Minister of Home Affairs, has appointed Mr. Thabo Mokgola as the acting Media Liaison Officer and Spokesperson, effective from October 1, 2023.
  • Experienced Media Professional: Mr. Mokgola brings 18 years of experience as a Media Liaison Officer within the department, demonstrating his strong background in media relations and communications.
  • Enhanced Communication and Transparency: This appointment signals the department's commitment to improving communication with the media, stakeholders, and the community. It is expected to result in stronger media relations, improved stakeholder engagement, and more transparent and timely information sharing.
Minister Aaron Motsoaledi appoints acting Spokesperson

In a move aimed at enhancing communication and transparency, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, has announced the appointment of Mr. Thabo Mokgola as the acting Media Liaison Officer and Spokesperson, effective from October 1, 2023. This appointment marks a significant change in the department’s approach to engaging with the media, stakeholders, and the community.

Mr. Mokgola brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served as a Media Liaison Officer within the department for the past 18 years. His extensive background in media relations and communications has prepared him well to take on the responsibilities of this vital position.

This announcement comes as Mr. Siya Qoza, the outgoing Media Liaison Officer, assumes the role of Chief Director: Communications within the Department of Home Affairs. Mr. Qoza’s move to this elevated position demonstrates the department’s commitment to nurturing talent and promoting individuals with a proven track record of excellence.

In his statement, Minister Motsoaledi expressed his confidence in Mr. Mokgola’s capabilities, saying, “I wish to welcome Mr. Mokgola in his new role and am confident that he will perform exceptionally well as we strive to amplify our efforts to communicate effectively with the media, stakeholders, as well as members of the community.”

The appointment of Mr. Mokgola is expected to bring about several positive changes within the Department of Home Affairs, particularly in the areas of public engagement and information dissemination. Here are some key points to consider regarding this significant development:

1. Enhanced Media Relations: With Mr. Mokgola’s extensive experience in media relations, the department is poised to establish stronger and more fruitful relationships with various media outlets. This will enable the department to communicate its policies, initiatives, and updates to the public more effectively.

2. Improved Stakeholder Engagement: Effective communication with stakeholders is essential in any government department. Mr. Mokgola’s appointment is expected to lead to improved dialogue and cooperation with stakeholders, including other government departments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.

3. Transparent and Timely Information: The appointment of a dedicated spokesperson is a clear indication of the department’s commitment to transparency and timely information sharing. Mr. Mokgola will play a pivotal role in ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information is readily available to the public.

4. Community Outreach: The Department of Home Affairs serves a diverse and widespread community. Mr. Mokgola’s role will involve engaging with communities and addressing their concerns, ensuring that their voices are heard at the highest levels of government.

As Mr. Mokgola assumes his new responsibilities,we can expect to see a more transparent and communicative Department of Home Affairs. This development aligns with the broader government’s commitment to improving public service delivery and accountability.

In conclusion, the appointment of Mr. Thabo Mokgola as the acting Media Liaison Officer and Spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs represents a positive step towards more effective communication and engagement with the public.



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