Limpopo Librarian of the Year 2017

Mr Steve Mokhabukhi 



  • Founder member of Bolobedu Student Educational Project for student support at the University of Limpopo, career guidance, and catch-up Programmes for matriculates 1991-1994.
  • Member of the Tzaneen Library committee 1995/6
  • Observer status for both EXCO and Council meetings Duivelkloof / Ga-kgapane (Greater Letaba) local Municipality 1997/8
  • Successfully planned and implemented Library computerization project for Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Library services 2001/2002.
  • Participated in various local economic development activities i.e. conferences, workshops, projects, etc. 1997-2004.
  • Active member of LIASA since 2000. Presented papers in LIASA workshops, conference and other events. LIASA Limpopo chairperson 2009/2010.
  • Provincial co-coordinator of LIASA Public and Community Libraries interest group for Limpopo Province 2001-2007
  • Award winner national LIASA / SABINET online Public and Community Librarian of the year award 2001.
  • Member of the Ba-Phalaborwa Tourism, Heritage, Art and Cultural Center Steering Committee 2003.
  • Member of Community and Social Services Departmental Senior Management team at Ba-Phalaborwa municipality since 2002.
  • Award winner LIASA/Goethe Institute travel grant to attend IFLA (International Federation of Library Association) congress and tour of German Libraries 2003
  • Member of Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality IDP, Budget and PMS Technical Committee since 2003
  • Successfully coordinated the donation of two Palabora Foundation Libraries to the Municipality with a full subsidy of about R1.5M for their integration in 2004.
  • Departmental coordinator of PMS and member of the Municipal PMS (Performance Management System) Project Committee 2005.
  • Overall winner Mopani District Library and Information Service Excellent Awards 2006.
  • Coordinated the donation of about R5.2m from the Palabora Foundation for Library infrastructure development and improved information resources 2007.
  • Member of the Limpopo Provincial Library Forum EXCO 2009/10.
  • Participated in the coordination of the donation and implementation of R500 000 Grant from DBSA to improve the capacity of Selwane library in 2012/2013.
  • Often act as a Director of the Department of Community and Social Services when the Director is not available, ie. February 2015 to September 2015.
  • Member of Limpopo Library Board with effect from August 2015-2018 term of office.
  • Facilitated the donation of funds and the establishment of Prieska School/Community library 2015/2016.