Got this from a comment made by a reader on BDLive
SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala
resigned in December last year after a parliamentary inquiry which
heard she never qualified for either the BComm or diploma she had listed
on her CV.
SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng
was found by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to have lied when he
claimed to have passed matric when he first applied for a job at the
ANC MP Pallo Jordan resigned his
seat and apologised last year after it emerged he did not have a
doctorate from a UK university, despite having described himself for
many years as Dr Pallo Jordan. He has no formal qualifications and was
considered by the ANC as “an intellectual giant”.
In 2010, the Mail & Guardian exposed the then Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Sicelo Shiceka
for not having a Masters degree. In his official curriculum vitae on
the department’s website, the minister listed among his qualifications a
Master’s degree in political economy from the University of the Free
State, however it was established that he doesn’t.
South Africa’s ambassador to Japan, Mohau Pheko,
claimed to have a doctorate on her CV that she never received. from
LaSalle University in Louisiana in the US, but it had been shut down by
the FBI by the time she claimed to have graduated in 2000.
The chairwoman until 2014 of Sanral (which manages and maintains South Africa’s road network), Tembakazi Mnyaka,
resigned after Sanral board members questioned whether she really had
the Masters degree in town planning from the University of KwaZulu-Natal
(UKZN) she claimed to have.
Former ANC spokesman Carl Niehaus
was forced to step down in 2009 after it was revealed that he had left a
broad trail of financial mismanagement, racking up R4.5 million in
debt, and lied about having a masters degree and a doctorate in theology
from the University of Utrecht.
Former police spokesman “Colonel” Vincent Mdunge
failed his matric exams in 1985 , as well as supplementary exams
written in 1986. Stupid twit wrote 83 instead of 85 on the false
certificate, the year he claimed to have passed matric. He earned a
salary of R3.5 million during his employ with the SAPS.
South Africa’s new ambassador to Washington, Mninwa Mahlangu
counted a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Fairfax in
1995 as among his qualifications. The Louisiana-based Fairfax University
was established in 1986 and discontinued in 2004 when, according to
Wikipedia, it relocated to the Cayman Islands. It is an unacreddited
institution and nothing but a “degree mill”.
South African Airways chairwoman Dudu Myeni
claimed she had a BA in administration from the University of Zululand
when she was appointed in 2009 yet she mysteriously removed the degree
in 2013’s annual report. Her most recent CV does not list a BA degree
from the University of Zululand. Despite her deceit, Energy Minister
Tina Joemat-Pettersson last year recommended her for the board of
PetroSA. She also serves on the Jacob Zuma Foundation and has a close
relationship with the president.
“Dr” Daniel Mtimkulu,
Chief Engineer of Prasa responsible for buying Spanish locomotives at a
price of R600million that were 299mm to tall for South African
conditions is not registered as an engineer at the Engineering Council
seeing that they rejected him in 2006 due to a lack of qualifications.
Wits University has no records of him studying there and Prasa refuses
to name the German University at which he apparently received his
An audit in March 2015 revealed that there are 640 civil servants in SA
with false qualification and a further 237 of whom the qualifications
could not be verified
640 SA public officials allegedly have fake degrees
The South African taxpayer forks out in excess of R400 billion every year for a bloated and ineffective public service.
But who can forget the Ultimate Fake of them all Tamsanqa Jantjie, at the funeral of Nelson Mandela?