Featuring Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission from South Africa
March 29th, 2012
The Commonwealth Room, Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Johnny Moloto was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief of Mission at the South African Embassy in December 2009. He served as the Charge-d’Affairres at the Embassy from January to August 2010.
Prior to that he served in other governmental positions as the Director for Greater China at the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation (2008-2009); Head: Office of the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2004-2007); Head: Business Development and International Relations at the Agricultural Research Council (2003-2004); Deputy Director: Strategy, Research and Coordination at The Presidency – Office of the Deputy President; Administrator: South African National Commission for UNESCO. Before joining government, Johnny also worked as tutor and later junior lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, the same university from which he earned his bachelor, honours and masters degrees in international relations. He also completed a Certificate in Leadership Development with the Gordon Institute for Business Science.
His areas of interest and specialty include South African Foreign Policy; Development Studies; Public Administration and Finance; Systems and Planning; and Organisational Development and Transformation. Johnny has spoken extensively on South Africa’s foreign policy and wrote numerous speeches for political principals in government, two of which (on ethics and information institutions) were published in respectable journals.
Johnny Moloto was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is married to Pamela and they have one son, Itebogeng (Tebo).