Mr Mosotho Moepya
Mr Mosotho Moepya is an electoral management practitioner with extensive elections management experience under his belt. He has held various positions, including that of Chief Electoral Officer for the Republic of South Africa.
Moepya was appointed Commissioner in November 2018 for a term of seven years.
In his career, he has completed several continental consulting assignments in the management of elections, democratic governance, peacebuilding and electoral conflict resolution.
These assignments included work completed with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), the African Union Commission (AUC), the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA), and the Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC Countries.
The highlights of his career include but are not restricted to:
Served as a member of a team comprising judicial figures and experienced election practitioners that reviewed the Accra Principles on Electoral Justice;
Provided technical expertise to the joint United Nations and East African Community (EAC) forum that did a Peer Review on the EAC Draft Principles for Election Observation;
Led the IEC team that provided technical assistance to the National Election Commission of Tanzania;
Led the Commission team, that offered technical assistance to the Democratic Republic of Congo with their first democratic elections in 2006; and
He represented the Commission on technical assistance assignments, observer missions and delivered papers at conferences across the continent and the world.
Before he started his career in elections management, Moepya held senior positions in the private sector. He worked for Unilever South Africa (Pty) Limited, Transnet Freight Rail, Barloworld Limited and the Bidvest Group. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree, as well as other commercial degrees.