South African Consul General - Canada
|Interview Date: May-22-2012|
|Extraordinary Insights: "Lift as you climb."|
Consul General Mokuena assumed her duties at the South African Consulate-General in Toronto, Ontario, in March, 2010. The Consulate is responsible for the Provinces of Ontario; British Columbia; Quebec; Manitoba; Saskatchewan and the Yukon and North Western Territories. Prior to that, she served as Consul General in Munich, Germany from October 2008 to February 2010. The Munich Consulate was accredited to the States of Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg. Consul General Mokuena also served as Chief Director for Southern Africa at the Department of Foreign Affairs. During this time she oversaw bilateral relations between South Africa and all the South African Development Community (SADC) countries. She also advised the Department and the Presidency on issues of bilateral interest, worked closely with the Presidency and the Department of Trade and Industry on the Presidential Economic Commissions between South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania and Mozambique. The Consul General played a key role in South Africa’s assistance for the holding of the 2007 elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC); Zimbabwe and Lesotho. She was further responsible for the South African government’s program for Post Conflict Reconstruction & Development in the DRC and Angola. She was a member of the African Renaissance Board and the Department of Foreign Affairs’ Bid Committee. The Consul General has also previously held positions in the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa, and in the Provincial Government of the Free State. Tselane Mokuena holds a Masters in Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA ‘95; Fellow in Research on Conflict Resolution from Univeristy of York, UK 2008; French - Cavillam College, Vichy France 2010; Town Planning and Township Development, Hokkaido, Sapporo, Japan, 1996. Post Graduate Diploma in Laws – Queen Mary School of Law, University of London (current).