SETSEGO CATHERINE ABRAMS


SETSEGO CATHERINE ABRAMS

 

Setsego Catherine Abrams is a wife and a mother to four boys and an avid reader.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

 

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in Psychology in 1996 and 1998 respectively from the then Vista University currently called Central University of Technology. She then obtained a scholarship through the University of the Free State (Unit for Language Development and Facilitation) to pursue a Masters in General Linguistics, specialising in local government Translation and Interpreting (both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting).

 

She continued with her studies and obtained a Master of Business Administration Degree in 2010 from the University of the North West, Potchefstroom Campus. In 2013 she obtained the minimum competency levels qualification (CPMD) prescribed by the National Treasury for all managers and BTO staff in municipalities from Wits Business School. She has recently registered with the University of the Free State to pursue a PhD in Business Administration.

 

CAREER PATH

 

She started working at the then Welkom Transitional Local Council currently known as Matjhabeng Local Municipality as a Language Practitioner (both consecutive and simultaneous interpreter). After that she joined Vista University as a Junior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology for three (3) years. Then she decided to go back to local government, moving to Sasolburg to join Metsimaholo Local Municipality as a language Practitioner and later became an Administrator in the office of the Executive Mayor. After getting married, she joined her husband in Klerksdorp, North West Province. She is presently employed by the DR Kenneth Kaunda District Municipality as a Deputy Director Corporate Services and has  acted as the Director Corporate Services for four (4) years until substantive Directors were appointed in 2013.

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

 

She is an Accredited Translator and a member of the South African Translators Institute (SATI). She is also a professional member of the Institute for Municipal Administrators in South Africa (IMASA).

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