|I am Gert Johannes Bessies, currently the Municipal Manager of SiyaThemba
I was born in Prieska. I obtained my matric in De Aar at Orion Senior
Secondary in 1974.
After school I obtained my National Teachers Diploma Commerce, and
bilingual certificate at the Skiereiland Technicon
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
After 1998 till 2000 I studied the following:
Housing Policy Development and Management Programmed, Introduction
to Project Management, Institutional Development for Housing and Urban
Management and Consumer Education at Witwatersrand and Free State
From 1978 till 1979 I was Secondary Assistant in Prieska at JJ Dreyer
Primary School; in 1979 till 1980 they transferred me to the Secondary
High School Heuwelsig in Prieska
I was Head of Department since 1981 till 1988 at the Primary School
I was Principal of the Primary School in Copperton from 1989 till
I worked as a broker for Coastal Brokers PE in 1995.
In 1996 I was manager for the firm Bero’s Financial Brokers.
I worked for the Northern Cape Provincial Government as register
to the Development Tribune from 1997 till 2000.
From 15 December 2000 I started work for Prieska Municipality as
Temporary Municipal Manager.
From July 2001 to date I have been the Municipal Manager for SiyaThemba
I am the Municipal Elections Officer [MEO] of the IEC for 2004 for
the whole SiyaThemba area.