Maditse Wessels Seoke was born in Winburg, a small farming town situated midway between the Orange River and the Vaal River, where he started his junior primary schooling, proceeding to various schools in the farms of Marquard and Theunissen. He continued his senior primary schooling in Sharpeville, progressing to Lekoa Shandu Secondary School, where he also obtained his junior certificate. Maditse Seoke then moved to Qwaqwa where he studied and matriculated at Makabelane High School.
He then proceeded to study at the University of the North (Qwaqwa Campus), now called University of the Free State, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, Sesotho and Sociology in 1990. To further enhance his strong leadership attributes, Maditse Seoke also enrolled and qualified for several certificate qualification courses; namely; performance management; Occupational Health & Safety for Local Authorities; Training Programme for Public Service Regulations and Leadership (Management Intervention)
Mr. Seoke’s work experience dates as far back as 1975 when he used to work at the then Qwa-Qwa Government Service until he was promoted to the Head Office of the Department of Education in 1996, after the amalgamation of the three education departments of Qwa-Qwa, Bophuthatswana and Orange Free State. He worked in the Administration and Personnel Management Section until 1996 when he was promoted to the position of Deputy Director-Human Resources, a position he held until 2002.
He went on to serve as a Strategic Manager for Corporate Services at the Thabo Mofutsanyana District Municipality until 2008 when he resigned to take over a position of Director- Corporate Services at Dihlabeng Local Municipality.
In the same year, he was deployed to Naledi Local Municipality where he served as the Acting Municipal Manager until his astute and strategic leadership qualities were required at Centlec (SOC), where he was appointed as the Executive Manager of Corporate Services, acting as the Company CEO for the better part of his tenure. Apart from his extensive work experience, Mr. Seoke’s work bears testimony to his equally impressive community involvement record. He served as the Phuthaditjhaba Ward Councilor in 1990-1994, as a Member of the Transitional Local Council in 1994-1995 and in the Qwaqwa Nursing Council. Further to that, he also played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Qwaqwa Youth Development Council. Mr. Seoke is currently the Head of Department for Public Works and Infrastructure with effect from the 15 October 2012.