Department of Social Development: Clifford Appel

Clifford Appel has been Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Social Development since December 2014.

Clifford Appel was appointed CFO of the Department of Social Development in December 2014. He started his career as a Senior Manager for the Gauteng Department of Agriculture. After leaving this position, Clifford gained a lot of experience in finance related management positions. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gauteng Treasury as well as the Acting Chief Financial Officer of Gauteng Department of Finance. In 2012, he became the Chief Financial Officer of the South African Social Security Agency. Clifford holds a B.Com from the University of Pretoria and a MBA from the Tshwane University of Technology. 

2014 – Present    Chief Financial Officer, Department of Social Development
2012 – 2014         Chief Financial Officer, South Africa Social Security Agency
2010 – 2012         Acting Chief Financial Officer, Gauteng Department of Finance
2008– 2010          Chief Financial Officer, Gauteng Treasury
2004– 2008          Senior Manager, Supply Chain Management, Gauteng                                                  Department of Agriculture

                                 MBA, Tshwane University of Technology
1988 – 1992          Bachelor of Commerce, University of Pretoria
1983 – 1987          Matric, Eersterust High

About Department of Social Development: The Department of Social Development (DSD) is responsible for providing social development, protection and welfare services to the public. One of its key functions is the administration and payment of social grants.