An avid reader and sports enthusiast, Diphofa currently performs one of the toughest roles at the NAC, that of an ADM, or, to put it simply, the person responsible for coordinating the NAC’s grant-making function and implementing strategies related to that function. With 14 years’ experience at a senior management level, it’s no surprise that Diphofa has previously served as acting chief executive of the NAC. She lists her major accomplishments at the NAC as negotiating for the continuation of the South African-Norwegian music programme, and leading the successful bid of the 2009 IFACCA World Summit on Arts and Culture.
‘It is of critical importance to recognise the vast pool of talent we are currently blessed with at the NAC, especially those women in decision-making roles who are leading the organisation to greater heights. It gives me great confidence and instils immense pride in me to be working with such quality individuals,’ says Mangope.