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An optimistic woman in Governance Administration
By Thato Phalole – 30 August 2021
Hailing from the Vaal, Refiloe Mofokeng continues to leave a mark in her place of origin. She is a seasoned Manager for Governance and Committee Administration, with ten years of Committee Administration expertise and over seven years of Middle Managerial experience, primarily in the Public Higher Education Sector. She is also someone who is working to advance her career, particularly in the field of Corporate Governance and Compliance.
With a Diploma in Retail Business Management obtained in 2010, she pursued a Bachelor in Technology (Btech) in Business Administration in 2012. She went on to enroll for a Master’s degree (Mtech) in 2014 which she is ought to complete with the North-West University in the 2022 academic year. She recently completed her Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Corporate Governance and a Company Secretarial Practice with the CGISA (Chartered Governance Institute Southern Africa).
She developed passion for what she does as she kept executing her role of a governance professional and company secretary. She attended local and international conferences to benchmark with other institutions and enterprises, and what she has learnt and recognized is that VUT is much like any other organization that seeks to ensure excellent governance on a continuous basis.
Ms Mofokeng contributed in the creation of the University’s principal governance documents and policies, including the current and former Statute, Institutional Rules, and other guidelines, while having the luxury of meeting with local and international governance professionals. She drove the transition from the use of paper to 100% paperless meeting administration; she also led the transition from face-to-face meeting administration to a complete virtual system. Ms Mofokeng also had the privilege of coordinating 5 University Council Induction and Training, as well as the Induction of the Vice-Chancellor and Principal and that of the Chancellor in 2017 and is looking forward to doing the same with the incoming Vice-Chancellor as well as the Chancellor.
“VUT is sometimes undermined, but it is just as good as other Higher Education Institutions, if not better. What students do not know is the amount of information we exchange as staff members with others in other institutions and in doing that we become aware that VUT is quite advanced in certain aspects and a lot of other Universities actually learn from us. It’s all about an individual student knowing what they are here for.’’ she says.