Departmental Structure: Office of the Director-General
Director-General, Mr Vusi Madonsela
Mr Vusi Madonsela was appointed as the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development with effect from 1 May 2016.
A lawyer by profession, duly admitted to practice as an attorney at the High Court of South Africa, Mr Madonsela has extensive experience in drafting legislation and legal opinions, while his litigation experience includes constitutional law and human rights.
In his 15 years of experience in senior management roles, Mr Madonsela served as the Director-General of the Department of Social Development for nearly 10 years, and the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) for over three years respectively.
Mr Madonsela further left a mark as an active participant of the United Nations Commission for Social Development and as a trustee in non-governmental organisations associated with the plight of the poor and vulnerable.
He is a graduate of the University of KwaZulu-Natal and an associate fellow of the School of Social Policy and Intervention of the University of Oxford (Green-Templeton College). Mr Madonsela is currently co-chairperson of the social sector cluster which coordinates work in the areas of comprehensive social security, social cohesion, comprehensive healthcare, housing and human settlements, quality basic education, food security and nutrition, and the social sector component of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).