The road to Director-General
Thobile Lamanti started his career in the public service in 1998 as an inspector in the Department of Labour before joining the Department of Public Works as Control Inspector for Occupational Health and Safety.
In 2002 he re-joined the Department of Labour in the Western Cape as a Business Unit Manager: IES before his appointment as the Provincial Executive Manager (now referred to as Chief Director: Provincial Operations) at the Department of Labour in the Western Cape. He held the position from 2005 until his transfer to head office as the Chief Inspector in 2009.
DG Lamati holds a Master's degree in Business Leadership, a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Chemical Engineering, a Bachelor of Technology degree in Environmental Health, and a Certificate in Executive Development.