Themba Mthethwa is a career Ombud . As a Human Rights Attorney with over 20 years legal experience and a versatile executive with a penchant of BEE activism, he has an impressive array of academic credentials and career successes in local government and State owned entities. Strong visionary and analytical skills are the key to Themba's proven track record in creating restructured efficiency and profitable turnarounds. By managing original concepts with workable formulas, Themba is able to strategise future growth, bottom line savings and harmonious work arenas for his chosen environment.
Themba has been appointed as a Board Member of various entities. He served as General Counsel of the Port Authority of South Africa and represented the Port Authority in various Department of Transport committees. Themba also served as a Special Advisor to former eThekwini City Manager, Dr Sutcliffe and as an Executive in various entities, and legal Executive for the City of Cape Town including being the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of South African Local Government Association, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Protector South Africa ('PPSA") for six years and assisted in the creation of the Health and Military ombuds offices in South Africa. Themba was the Chief Ombudsman of the Community Schemes Ombud Service of South Africa ("CSOS''). He is very much familiar with all legislations in the country and worldwide and more so with the PFMA and MFMA. Appointed by the Minister of Human Settlements as the Human Settlements Ombudsman, amongst other things resolving complaints from the Construction Industry.
Mr. Mthethwa has a Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Wits Business School, University of the Witwatersrand. and currently a part time Coach on Leadership for Wits Business School MBA students and university OMBUD at the University of KwaZulu Natal. He is currently the chair of Velokhaya cycling academy, an NPO determine to install a cycling culture to rural and township youth.