Ms. Tshabalala was appointed the Director-General of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in December 2020. Ms. Tshabalala has a strong reputation as a specialist in public finances, debt management and other methods that governments use to finance social and economic development.
Ms. Tshabalala started her career in the Swaziland Government’s Department of Finance where she focused on development finance and the implementation and monitoring of internationally funded projects. In 2000 Tshabalala joined the Gauteng Provincial Government working for the Gauteng Department of Finance and Economic Affairs as Chief Director. She was appointed head of the provincial treasury in 2006.
Ms. Tshabalala holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Accounting and a Master’s in science focusing on Development Finance, as well as a MBL with Unisa. Her MBL focused on “The leadership styles and corporate entrepreneurial behaviour in the provincial government”.