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|Stage Name:||Kholeka Gcaleka|
|Real Name:||Kholeka Gcaleka|
|Occupation:||Advocate, Lawyer, Prosecutor|
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|Place of Birth:||KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa|
|Education:||Ixopo’s Little Flower High School, KwaZulu-Natal University, University of Johannesburg|
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka serves as the Deputy Public Protector of South Africa. She has served as a Special Advisor to the Ministers for the Department of Public Service and Administration, including the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Finance, respectively.
She focused specifically on the areas of administration, legal, legislation and policy development, strategy, compliance, and governance. She also served on the Committee of Enquiry, probing the state of affairs of municipalities across Gauteng. Adv. Gcaleka has also served on various boards.
She has also worked as a lawyer and a prosecutor, first starting her career with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) as an Aspirant Prosecutor in 2004. She specialized in gender-based violence and human-trafficking. As of August 30, 2023, Gcaleka was set to be appointed the Public Protector of South Africa.
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka was born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in 1982. She spoke about her family in an interview, saying, “I was raised in a white family where my mother was a domestic worker. Therefore, for me, my identity is of pivotal importance. Each time I went home with my parents, I always had a problem of not being able to speak my own language.” She turned 41 years old in 2023. Her birth month and day aren’t public knowledge. She currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The exact estimate of Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka’s net worth is unknown. However, as the Deputy Public Protector of South Africa, she earns a salary of R1.8 million per annum. She was initially paid about R300 000 per year less than her predecessor, and her salary was increased at the request of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
News24 reported that “Ramaphosa wrote to Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise, who referred the matter to the committee, rejecting the Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers recommendation that she be paid R1 446 378, with a recommended increase of 4% which amounts to R1 504 233. The proposal is that she be paid R1 814 065 per annum, which is what her predecessor, Kevin Malunga, was paid.”
Growing up, Adv Kholeka Gcaleka attended Ixopo’s Little Flower High School. After finishing high school, she joined KwaZulu-Natal University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in law. She earned her LLB degree in 2003. The advocate then began studying for her Master’s degree at the University of Johannesburg. She studied commercial law.
Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka is a former first black female National Chairperson of the Society of State Advocates. She also holds a LLB Degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a LLM Degree in Commercial Law from the University of Johannesburg.
She also held the following offices, including Previous special advisor, Former senior state advocate, Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, Former chairperson of the Society of State Advocates of South Africa, member of the Black Lawyers Association, Former Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions in the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Director at Khon consulting, Former advisor at National Treasury, and Former advisor at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Like many others in positions of power like herself, Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka has not shared any details about her private life but chooses to focus on her work and accomplishments. Her marital status is unknown. She has also not been spotted with anyone called her husband.
According to the Gov.za website, Adv. Kholeka Gcaleka can be contacted via the following details;
Postal Address: Private Bag X677, PRETORIA, 0001
Street Address: Hillcrest Office Park, 175 Lunnon Street, Brooklyn, PRETORIA
Phone: 012 366 7108
Fax: 012 362 8918
Or using the Public Protector website or Email address;