Chapter Chairperson: Ikhala (East London)
Chapter Location: Eastern Cape, East London
Cell: 071 607 7360
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.
- To develop an effective Stakeholder Management process in order to meet the objectives of the Chapter.
- To ensure Organisational Sustainability
- Promote and Strengthen Mentorship programme
- Increased Membership and improved membership benefits
- To ensure financial accountability
Ikhala Executive Committee
|Chairperson||Ntebaleng Matlale Masemola- Thelejane||Matlale.Masemola@eccogta.gov.za||082 312 6137|
|Deputy Chairperson||Nontobeko Mtwetweni||Ntobeko.Mtetweni@echealth.gov.za||083 378 0406|
|Secretary||Bongiwe Nqalafirstname.lastname@example.org||084 527 9810|
|Treasurer||Bridgette Cain-Noveveemail@example.com||072 351 4882|
|Education||Prema Naidoo||Ikhalachapter@gmail.com||083 799 5878|
|Membership||Mzi Mkilefirstname.lastname@example.org||078 555 8467|
|Marketing and Stakeholder Management||Zola Mxalisa||Zola.Mxalisa@echealth.gov.za||083 378 0208|
|Additional Member||Sivu Rexe||Sivu.Rexe@gmail.com||072 083 6271|
|Additional Member||Nombuyiselo Kahla-Ntshangaseemail@example.com||078 247 1485|
|Additional Member||Zolile Mosweufirstname.lastname@example.org||083 368 9841|
|Stakeholder Breakfast Seminar||1. Relationship Building with our stakeholders
2. Presentation of the Year Plan
3. Aligning our Chapter with the Stakeholders’ relevant plans.
|5 April 2019|
|1ST CPD Session||1. SOCA & Budget speech
2. Integrating spirituality into multicultural counselling
3. RPL & One EAPA Standard
|29 March 2019|
|Annual Seminar||Day1||Day 2||6 – 7 June 2019|
|1. Toxic relationships
2. Sexual harassment in the workplace
3. Depression & mental illness
4. Image Consultants
|1. The practicality of integrating spirituality into multicultural counselling.
2. Disaster management (Internal and External)
|3rd CPD Session||1. Trauma Management
3. Environmental Hygiene
|15 August 2019|
|4th CPD Session||1. Sick leave analysis (Intervention offering and support.
2. Counselling methodologies
3. Gambling Board: Financial Wellness
|(After National Conference)|
|Self-Care Session||Member(s) debriefing and meditation||6 December 2019
- Annual Seminar on 28 July 2016