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Advocate Doctor Mashabane has returned to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development following his appointment by Cabinet as the Director-General of the department.

Advocate Mashabane has previously served South Africa in numerous responsibilities in the diplomatic space.

From 2018 to date, he served as the Elected Chair of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy and he also served as South Africa’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations in New York between 2011 and 2015.

Mashabane represents South Africa who currently holds the Chairship of Cybercrime Group of Experts in Vienna. 

He was also appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General as one of 25 members of Governmental Group of Experts on Cybersecurity and International Peace and Security.

Advocate Mashabane returns to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development having started there in 2002 in the Constitutional Development branch.

He has over 15-years’ experience at senior management level in public service.

He is currently registered at the University of Johannesburg for his Doctoral Degree. Advocate Mashabane holds a Masters in Law (International Human Rights Law) from the University of Pretoria.

In a statement on Thursday, Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola congratulated Advocate Mashabane on his new appointment.


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