Mr Zola Tyikwe
Mr Zola Tyikwe holds a Masters Degree in Development from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, a Honours Degree in Development Studies from the University of Western Cape; a BA Degree from the University of Western Cape, a Diploma in Purchasing from Damelin; Certificate in Project Management from University of Fort Hare; a Certificate in Fraud Examination from the University of Pretoria and Certificate in Compliance Management from the University of Cape Town.
Mr Tyikwe was born on the 28th of November in 1962 and has spent most of his professional life in the province. In 1985-1991, he was detained and left the country to join ANC-MK in exile. He underwent military training in Angola and Cuba and later deployed as Regional Logistics Dispatch Officer in Luanda, Angola. Tyikwe worked in the following places: South African National Defense Force as a Captain: Personnel Corps from February 1995 – March 1996. In April 1996-June1999, he worked for Commission on Restitution of Land Rights, Eastern Cape & Free State as a Senior Administration Officer. Following that he worked for the Office of the Premier from 1999-2009, holding different portfolios such as: Administrative Secretary, Director: Premier’s Support Staff and Senior Manager: Provincial Anti-Corruption and Security Management Services.
He joined the Eastern Cape Liquor Board in 2009, acted as Chief Executive Officer June 2014- February 2015. Currently he is an Executive Manager, heading Compliance and Enforcement Division.