Matlale Masemola-Thelejane

Matlale Masemola-Thelejane

Chapter Chairperson: Ikhala (East London)

Chapter Location: Eastern Cape, East London

Contact details

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Cell: 082 312 6137




Matlale Masemola-Thelejane (Ntebaleng) is an Employee Wellness Programme Manager at the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in the Eastern Cape Provincial capital, Bhisho.  Matlale was awarded a Master’s Degree in EAP at the University of Pretoria (2004) after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Limpopo (1998). Tending her unwavering desire to support employee health and wellbeing, Matlale has already committed to the profession and the work of the EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) for over a decade.

Before moving to Bhisho (2012), Matlale worked as a social worker in various Departments across the country. After working as a Social worker for the, then Secunda Town Council (1999), she moved to Bethlehem in the Free State Province to take up a position with the Department of Social Development (2000). Her focus on EAP services deepened when she joined the South African Police Service (SAPS) Department in Ermelo (2002).

Over the years, Matlale has continued to show commitment to the Wellness Profession beyond her formal positions while serving on various committees of the Employee Assistance Professional Association of South Africa (EAPASA). While at the Department of Public Works, she was a member of the Jacaranda Chapter (2006). She later joined the Ikhala Chapter(2013 – 2014) as a volunteer where she was elected onto the committee with the portfolio of Marketing and Stakeholder Management (2015). She has also served briefly as Chairperson of the Committee (March-August 2017). She was elected onto the portfolio of a chapter chairperson for Ikhala Chapter in July 2018

Matlale has a passion for South African youth and continuously seeks opportunities to contribute to the development of the EAP as an effective, attractive and inclusive field in the Wellness profession.

  1. To develop an effective Stakeholder Management process in order to meet the objectives of the Chapter.
  2. To ensure Organisational Sustainability
  3. Promote and Strengthen Mentorship programme
  4. Increased Membership and improved membership benefits
  5. To ensure financial accountability

Ikhala Executive Committee

Portfolio Name Email Telephone
Chairperson Ntebaleng Matlale Masemola- Thelejane 082 312 6137
Deputy Chairperson Nontobeko Mtwetweni 083 378 0406
Secretary Bongiwe Nqala 084 527 9810
Treasurer Bridgette Cain-Noveve 072 351 4882
Education Prema Naidoo 083 799 5878
Membership Mzi Mkile 078 555 8467
Marketing and Stakeholder Management Zola Mxalisa 083 378 0208
Additional Member Sivu Rexe 072 083 6271
Additional Member Nombuyiselo Kahla-Ntshangase 078 247 1485
Additional Member Zolile Mosweu 083 368 9841

EAPA-SA Ikhala Chapter Dates for 2020 – 2021

The following dates have been scheduled for the EAPA-SA Ikhala Chapter Events for 2020 – 2021:





28 February 2020

East London Golf Course

Stake holder breakfast

27 March 2020


Trauma Management (Theory and Practical)

03 April 2020


Project Help a graduate meeting

23 April 2020


Project help a graduate meeting

29 May 2020


Benchmarking session (sharing of best practices)

16 &17 July 2020

East London Golf Course

Annual Seminar

Theme: Practical Solutions to workplace dynamics

Day 1    

1.    Change management for improved employee engagement

2.    Facilitation, data analysis and interpretation.

3.    OHS and muscle skeletal problems

4.    Male health care, depression and suicide prevention

5.    EAPA Standards and Professional Ethics (HPCSA & SACSSP)


Gala Dinner: Dress Code (Bold)

Guest Speaker: Image Consultant

Topics: Office Etiquette and dress code

Day 2

1.    Diversity and inclusion.

2.    Emotional Intelligence workshop

3.    Laughter therapy

05 June 2020


Satellite chapter meeting

28 August 2020


1.Re-integration assessment, managing reasonable accommodation, practical approaches, challenges and case studies

2. Gender based violence and women empowerment

3.Substance abuse: Relapse and after care

14 August 2020


Launch of the satellite Chapter

30 October 2020


Post conference session

1.Management of chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, HIV and TB

2.Worklife balance (caring for the care giver/self-care

3. Leadership, mentorship and coaching

20 November 2020


End of year function

Best regards,Please diarise these dates.

Matlale Masemola-Thelejane
EAPA Ikhala Chapter
Chapter Chairperson
082 312 6137


  1. Annual Seminar on 28 July 2016