Office of the HOD

    Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo
    Head of Department
    KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education

    The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education, Head of Department (HoD), Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo started his teaching career at Mqhawe High School in Inanda, his birth place, under the then Ndwedwe Circuit. 

    He then took up a lecturing post at the Ntuzuma College of Education after finishing his Master’s Degree at the State University of New York.

    At the Ntuzuma College of Education, the HoD started as a lecturer and later promoted as a senior lecturer and exited the college already occupying the position of Departmental Head.

    He then joined the Department of Education in 2001 where he was appointed as a Deputy Director: Labour Relations. In 2004, Mr Ngcobo was appointed as a Director: Labour Relations in the same Department.

    In 2005, he was appointed as a Chief Director: Human Resources Management (HRM). He is the first Chief Director to be appointed in this position by the then new KZN Administration, where he was responsible for driving transformation in relation to appointments of staff and managers at all levels.

    The HoD acted as DDG : Corporate Management at various intermittent periods from 2014 to 2019.

    Mr Nkosinathi Ngcobo, assumed his position as the new Head of Department: KZN Education, with effect from 01 March 2022.

    Nkosinathi Ngcobo
    Head of Department

    Thami Mbanjwa
    Chief Director

    Nelisiwe Mhlongo
    Director in OHOD

    Sithabisile Khambule
    Deputy Director

    Slindile Hadebe
    Assistant Director

    Buyisiwe Ntuli
    Assistant Director

    Tesslyn Aiyer
    Director IGR

    Nomsa Zwane
    PA to HOD

    Sinethemba Ndlovu
    PA to Chief Director

    Senamile Danisa
    PA to Director IGR

    Sonto Mjadu
    PA to Director

    Anele Mlaba
    Senior Admin Clerk

    Phindile Duma
    Senior Admin Clerk

    Jonia Ngcobo
    Senior Admin Clerk

    Zodwa Ngubane
    Senior Admin Clerk

    Sifiso Mbhele
    Senior Admin Clerk


    Qiniso Mthethwa
    Intern OHOD

    Thembeka Buthelezi
    Intern OHOD

    Sibahle Zuma
    Intern OHOD

    Sinenhlanhla Ntaka
    Intern IGR

    Siphesihle Sekeleni
    Intern IGR

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