Chief Director Force Preparation
 

             

 
  
 

Maj Gen S.D. Mashobane

 

CURRICULUM VITAE – MAJ GEN S.D. MASHOBANE

Maj Gen Sipho David Mashobane was born at Alexandra Township in Johannesburg on 23 January 1956. The family moved to Soweto (Meadowlands) in 1959. He started his schooling in Mpumalanga Primary School and ended up at Meadowlands High School doing his final Senior Certificate in 1976. The same year during the Soweto uprisings, he left the country and joined Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) the military wing of the ANC. He underwent training in different countries and held various positions while in exile. He returned to the Republic of South Africa in 1992.

He integrated into the SANDF in 1994 as a Captain and completed the Officer Orientation Course in 1995. In 1997 after completion of the Junior Command and Staff Course, he was promoted to the rank of Major and appointed as the Officer Commanding of 502 Squadron.

In 2000, he was promoted to the rank of Lt Col and appointed as the Training Co-ordinator and later the Efficiency Co-ordinator at Air Force Gymnasium.

In 2002, he completed the Joint Senior Command and Staff Programme. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel and appointed as the Officer Commanding Air Force Gymnasium. He completed the UN Staff Officers’ Course in Germany.

In 2004, he completed the Executive National Security Programme. In 2005, he was promoted to the rank of Brig Gen and appointed as Director Education Training and Development in the South African Air Force.

In January 2008, he was appointed as the Commandant of the South African National War College.

On 1 February 2011 he was appointed as the Inspector General of the Air Force.

On 01 February 2014 he was appointed as Chief Director Force Preparation (CDFP).

Maj Gen Mashobane is married and is blessed with a wife, two sons and two daughters and his hobbies are reading and playing chess. He plays golf and does gym training to keep fit.


 

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