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Shadow Minister of Labour
Sejamothopo Motau, MP, commonly known as Sej, is the DA Shadow Minister of Labour. He was elected to the South African parliament in 2009 from the Gauteng Province. Sej was born in Lady Selborne, Pretoria, on 18 July 1943. He started his working career as a book-keeper with the City Council of Pretoria in Atteridgeville, his current constituency.
A Fulbright scholar. Sej holds a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley; a BA (Hons) degree in communication and a BA degree in communication and psychology from the University of South Africa.
A former journalist, he has worked for the Pretoria News where his beats were education, labour and politics in that order, the hot topics of the day. He then joined the Africa Edition of The Star where he covered southern African politics. That sharpened his keen interest in politics but he did not become a member of any political party until he joined the DA in 2008.
A former chairman and director of various companies, Sej has held several senior management positions in some of the biggest corporations in South Africa, including Anglo American Corporation, De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, Transnet Limited, Sasol Limited and Mercedes Benz South Africa. During his time at De Beers he was seconded to the company's marketing arm in London, the Diamond Trading Company, where his brief was the United States of America.
Sej is ambassador-at-large and former president of PRISA, the Institute for Public Relations and Communication Management in Southern Africa and former chairman of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management.
An accomplished public speaker, Sej has presented papers at conferences abnd conducted workshops, mainly in public relations and communication in South Africa other parts of Africa and the world.
He is married to Ngoatladi, with three children and four grand children. He loves reading, watching movies, playing golf and gardening.
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