Cllr Fridah Nkadimeng
About Cllr Fridah Nkadimeng
She could not apply for the Principal post because she chose to be actively involved in politics instead. While she was the Deputy Principal and also acting as the Principal, she was also serving as a councillor at Ehlanzeni District Municipality from 2006 until 2010.
She proceeded to study further for her diploma in primary teaching by the year of 1987 and furthered her studies with the University of South Africa (UNISA) where she obtained her BA degree and went on to do her Honours Degree. She is currently registered with Nelson Mandela University, completed and awaiting her graduation ceremony and certification.
As a teacher she was actively involved in sport. I was a team leader of drum majorette and introduced the sporting code of drum majorette to the whole of Lydenburg. Obtained several trophies until at national level where the team obtained position 3.
Her political involvement has seen her elected as the Secretary of the ANCWL and won the Charlotte Maxeke Award as the branch which did well amongst all the 9 provinces in South Africa. She was also the Secretary of the ANC for consecutive years until 2014. Cllr Nkadimeng led the branch with passion and integrity and it was doing very well. She was also elected as the ANCWL Chairperson of the Region a position she holds to date.
In 2014 she was deployed by the ANC as the Member of Parliament and served in the Communications, Higher Education and Human Settlement portfolios.
Until she was promoted as the Chief Whip of the portfolio committee of Human Settlement. Together with the Chairperson they led the delegation to Singapore to benchmark on Human Settlement.
She is also a Christian belonging to the Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was leading as the church elder in the period 2015-2018 until she was appointed as the Deputy Secretary. She also joined the prayer women’s league and was appointed as the Deputy Chairperson of the league from 2012 to date. She was also appointed to be the church elder of the youth league of the church from 2012 to date.
The honourable Executive Mayor is married to Mr. Frans Nkadimeng and they are blessed with four children and twelve grandchildren.
She is passionate about sports and wellness of employees and she has pledged to support the sports teams within the municipality.