Deputy Director General: Empowerment & Enterprise Development Division
Mr Sipho Zikode
Mr Sipho Zikode was appointed to his current position in April 2011.
He holds an MBA from the University of Pretoria, a BCom degree from the University of the Witswatersrand and an engineering diploma from the then Mangosuthu Technikon.
Mr Zikode is responsible for managing the division responsible for policies and programmes that promote enterprise development, economic empowerment, infrastructure and logistics, skills for the economy, and innovation and technology.
He previously served at the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology where he managed the science and technology foresight project.Mr Zikode’s private sector experience includes working as district manager for Cash Paymaster Services, and as a chemical engineering technician at Unilever South Africa.