Tsholofelo Joshua Koopedi is responsible for the Division City Intelligence and Long Term Planning, in the Strategy and Corporate Planning Department for the City of Ekurhuleni. He has been involved in Local Government since 2007 when he was a junior lecture for the Local Government Finance and Local Government Management at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) where he also worked for the Centre for Municipal Development (CMD) as a Project Administrator and Assistant Facilitator.
Tsholofelo is doctoral candidate in the Research Chair, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria. His doctoral research will study the distribution of roads (and stormwater) repairs and maintenance budget as a political tool that seeks to ensure that there is spatial justice and transformation in the previously disadvantaged communities of the City of Ekurhuleni.
He holds a National Diploma and B-Tech in Local Government Finance, a Master of Management: Public and Development Management from Wits School of Governance (WSG) and a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) from UNISA School of Business Leadership.
He has worked in various organizations, most of which are related to Local Government, such as the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA), Youth Development Institute of South Africa (YDISA) and the City of Ekurhuleni. He is passionate about Local Government and the unique role it can play in ensuring that communities are empowered and that local spaces are transformed.