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Profile of the member of the executive council for Social Development MME.Nkakareng Chritian Rakgoale

Member of Executive Council Nkakareng Rakgoale was born at Balloon village under Kgoshi Sekororo in Maruleng Local Municipality in Mopani District. She attended primary school at Balloon Mantjana School and passed her matric at Maalobane High School. After completing her secondary education, Mec Rakgoale proceeded to the University of Venda where she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree after which she enrolled with University of South Africa for Certificate in Human Resources and thereafter with the University of Stellenbosch for Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation.

After completing her studies MEC Rakgoale was employed as Community Development Worker at the then Department of Local Government and Housing in Limpopo. She has also worked as a Local Economic Development Officer in Maruleng Local Municipality where after she was employed as Manager: Community Development Workers Programme in the Office of the Premier. In 2014 MEC Rakgoale was deployed by the African National Congress to Mopani District Municipality to serve as a Councillor and Executive Mayor.

MEC Rakgoale cut her political teeth at the University of Venda, where she was an active member of the South African Student Congress (SASCO).She was elected a branch secretary of SASCO at the University of Venda and rose through the ranks of the student movement to serve as the Deputy Provincial Secretary of SASCO in 2001 in Limpopo.

Beyond the student activist role and leadership responsibilities in the student movement, MEC Rakgoale was active in the structures of African National Congress and its leagues and has served the African National Congress and its Leagues in many capacities .She has served as Secretary of Bahloca ANC Branch, Secretary of Mokaba ANC Branch, and Chairperson of Sydney Seleka ANC Branch.

MEC Rakgoale grew within the ranks of the ANC to serve in leadership collectives of both the African National Congress and the African National Congress Youth League Regional Executive Committees in Mopani Region. She was elected Regional Treasurer in both formations. MEC Rakgoale is currently a member of the Provincial Executive Committee of the African National Congress and its working committee in Limpopo.

With the 2019 National and Provincial general elections, MEC Rakgoale was deployed by the ANC to the Limpopo Provincial Legislature as well as to serve as Member of the Executive Council for Social Development in Limpopo.