GCE Team Profiles
A former maths teacher and Principal of Tshwane’s Rodney Mokoena Junior Secondary School, Maluleke has been a member of SADTU since its inception in 1990. He served as the Branch Organiser of SADTU, Soshanguve Branch when the Union was fighting for recognition from the apartheid government and became the Branch Secretary responsible for recruitment and administration of the political activities.
He served in the Executive Committee of the Southern Transvaal Region of the Union before the 1994 political breakthrough. He was elected as the Deputy Secretary of SADTU Gauteng province where he was responsible for union administration and negotiations. He climbed the ladder to become the National Treasurer - a position he held for 10 years. As Treasurer, he was responsible for the union finances. In 2008 he was elected the Deputy General Secretary and was responsible for the administration of the union and collective bargaining.
In 2009, Maluleke was elected the General Secretary at the National General Council. A trade unionist and political activist at heart, Maluleke’s role goes beyond SADTU. He is a member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) Central Executive Committee.
COSATU is South Africa’s largest trade union federation with more than 21 union affiliates including SADTU with a membership spanning over 1.8 million. SADTU is the second largest union in COSATU with more than 235000 members and the single largest public sector union.