Mr Mothusi Masole

Director, Funding

Mr Masole is the Director of Funding at the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) and is responsible for leading, managing, directing, coordinating and supervising the funding mandate of HRDC. He is also responsible for ensuring that the Department’s vision, work environment and operations are in line with the overall mission, vision, values, strategies and goals of HRDC and provides expert guidance and advice on issues of funding.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Social Sciences (Economics and Accounting) obtained at the University of Botswana (1994); Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (2000), Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree (2001) obtained from the University of Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town, South Africa. He also holds a Professional Certificate in Education Finance, Economics and Planning which he obtained from the Witwatersrand University, Republic of South Africa in 2011. In 2017 he obtained a CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting qualification.  He is currently enrolled and studying towards full attainment of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) professional qualification.

He has also attended short courses in the areas of business financial analysis, project management tools and techniques, public speaking, results based monitoring and evaluation techniques but to mention a few.

He has over twenty-seven (27) years of working experience both in the private sector and public service. He started off his career in July 1994 as a trainee manager at Botsalo books. Then after a short stint in the private sector he joined the public service as a Loans Officer in May 1995 at the then Department of Student Placement and Welfare (now the Department of Tertiary Education Financing). He rose through the ranks of Senior Loans Officer, Principal Loans Officer, Finance Officer, and Senior Finance Officer within a period of nine (9) years.

In April 2004, he was appointed to the Diplomatic Service and posted to the Botswana Consulate General Office in Johannesburg South Africa as an Assistant Education Attaché and promoted in August 2005 to manage the Education section as an Education Attaché firstly in Johannesburg and later transferred to Pretoria. As an Education Attaché, he was tasked with the mammoth task of managing the financial and administrative functions of the Education Section including the budget and other resources.

He then in October 2008 joined the Human Resource Development Council (then Tertiary Education Council (T.E.C.) as a Financial Analyst. A position he held until June 2012 when he was appointed Manager, Institutional Funding and later re-designated to Manager Financial Analysis- Public TEIs. As a Manager Financial Analysis-Public TEI, Mr. Masole was tasked with the responsibility of carrying out comprehensive financial analysis of the tertiary education sector and making recommendations in order to facilitate for the future allocation of funds in accordance with Botswana’s developmental objectives and priorities and ensure value of money quality education. He held this position until November 2016 when he was appointed the Director of the Department of Funding, which position he holds to date.