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Director-General Dr Cassius Reginald Lubisi: Profile

Director-General in The Presidency and Secretary of the Cabinet

Dr Cassius Reginald Lubisi is an accomplished academic, educationist, public service manager and strategist, and brings to The Presidency many years of experience at a strategic level in the public service and academia.
Previously, Dr Lubisi was the Superintendent-General of the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal, where he was responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the Department.
Prior to joining the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government as head of department in 2005, Dr Lubisi was Deputy Director-General for General Education and Training in the national Department of Education.  He has also served as Special Adviser to Former Education Minister Kader Asmal. He was Chairperson of Umalusi, the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, from June 2002 to May 2004.
He worked for 10 years as a lecturer and senior lecturer at the School of Education in the Pietermaritzburg campus of the University of Natal. On secondment from the University, he became the project manager and chairperson of the ministerial project committee to develop the National Curriculum Statement for Grades 10 to 12 from 2002 to 2003.
The Mpumalanga province-born Dr Lubisi studied at the University of Natal and completed his Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education and Higher Diploma in Education degrees, with the Bachelor of Education being completed cum laude.
Dr Lubisi completed his doctoral degree with the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, having researched the topic “An investigation into mathematics teachers’ perceptions and practices of classroom assessment in South African lower secondary schools.”
He has been involved in several projects, including the ministerial review of Curriculum 2005, Telematic Learning Systems, the South African Democracy Education Trust and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Dr Lubisi was appointed Director-General in The Presidency with effect from the 1st of November 2010.