Cabinet has confirmed Dondo Mogajane as permanent director general at national treasury, it said on Thursday.
Lungisa Fuzile resigned as the department’s highest official shortly after his political head, Pravin Gordhan, was removed as finance minister.
Mogajane was recently appointed as the acting director-general of the finance department after the departure of Fuzile after more than 20 years with Treasury.
Mogajane was previously chief operating officer for Treasury. Prior to this he was a senior adviser at the World Bank for close to three years.
He boasts a string of qualifications, including a master’s degree in public management from the University of Maryland College Park as well as completing the management advancement programme (MAP) at Wits University.
He holds a certificate programme in public financial management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Mogajane is an alumni of UKZN where he obtained a bachelor of administration (honours), specialising in public finance.
He has worked for the department since 1999.