Mr Andile Cekiso was born and completed both primary and secondary education in Middelburg Cape. Middelburg Cape is a service town located in the Great Karoo Region of the Eastern Cape Province. The town falls under the Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality, in the Chris Hani District Municipality.

Mr Cekiso is currently working in the position of a Director: Spatial Planning and Land Use Management based in the Eastern Cape for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) for the past +6 years.

He is, among others, responsible for providing spatial planning supporting the province and municipalities. He oversee the support for compilation of Land Use By-laws, Spatial Development Frameworks, land use schemes and other planning tools for development management in the province.

Mr Cekiso is also responsible for supporting and monitoring the implementation of SPLUMA in the Easter Cape Province, including the provision of training and capacity building. He oversees the spatial planning and analysis support to Land Redistribution, Land Restitution and Rural Development Programs of the Department (DRDLR) in the Eastern Cape Province.

Mr Cekiso matriculated at Ekuphumleni Secondary School, Middelburg Cape in 1996 and obtained a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Town and Regional Planning from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2001. Mr Cekiso have not previously served on any board. He has been serving as a Chairperson of the EC Provincial SPLUMA Implementation Forum and served on various project . He worked as a Town Planner for Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality for more than 4 years. He went on to work for the Eastern Cape Province: Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs as a Deputy Chief Town and Regional Planner for about 2 years.

Before his current position, he worked as Deputy Director: Spatial Planning for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform based in the Eastern Cape Province for more than 2 years. He has been serving the population of the Eastern Cape for a total of +15 years in the field of the Development Planning.

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