Pascal Moloi has a Bachelor’s degree, with Majors in Industrial Sociology and Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Upon graduation he was recruited to form a technical advisory team for the Soweto Civic Association, and, was drawn into the Joint Technical Teams supporting the greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Negotiations forum.
In 1990 Pascal was employed by PLANACT as the Head of the Local Government Portfolio. This began a significant professional focus for Pascal in the local government sector. An involvement he has maintained throughout his entire career. When the 1990 negotiations began to unfold, Pascal with the PLANACT team formed part of the national local government negotiating forum.
Playing a pivotal role in shaping and developing options for the configuration of the future state of local government in South Africa.
In 1994, following South Africa’s first democratic elections. Pascal was appointed the director of local government in the office of the Presidency (The Reconstruction and development
Programme – RDP). In this capacity, Pascal was instrumental in conceptualising the first
Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) with a total value of R350M. Pascal was also part of the
team that conceptualised, designed and implemented the Masakhane campaign. A national
campaign designed to drive payment services culture in South Africa.
Following the first local government election in 1995, Pascal was appointed the CEO of the
Northern Metropolitan sub-structure (1996-1998). Thereafter, he was appointed as the
Transformation Manager for the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council. He formed part of
a 4-person team tasked with the responsibility of determining and implementing a turnaround
plan for the City of Johannesburg (iGoli 2002). The programme included a financial turnaround,
establishing new institutional and service delivery forms, and the creation of a new unicity for
the Johannesburg Metropolitan. In 2001, Pascal became the first City Manager of the newly
formed uni-city, called the City of Johannesburg. In this role, Pascal was responsible for
developing Leadership, Governance, Management and Operational templates that would serve
as guidelines for how a Metro should be run.
Upon completion of his five-year term at the City, Pascal was approached by a leading public
sector management consulting firm called Resolve and joined resolve as the Managing Director
of the Group. Over the next four years (2006-2012) Pascal was responsible for significant
growth in the Resolve Group and was responsible for a range of Programs and Projects that
impacted the public sector in South Africa and the SADC region.
The Resolve Group was acquired by Ernst and Young and following this transaction, Pascal
chose to open his own firm in order to charter an independent direction. This led to the creation
of MPM consulting where Pascal was the Managing Director. During this tenure as MD, Pascal
was nominated to serve on the National Planning Commission charged with the responsibility
of crafting a long-term vision for the country and creating the National Development Plan.
During this time he also completed a number of project as the MD of MPM, which included the
development of turnaround plans for a number of municipalities in South Africa including
Mbombela, Emfuleni, Merafong and Ekurhuleni. The design and development of delivery
models and macro organisational structures for the Mangaung, Buffalo City, OR Tambo
District, Lekwa Local Municipality and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipalities and a
Vaal 21 Vision. The Vaal 21 vision was a district development approach to municipal
governance, infrastructure development and economic development covering the two districts
and municipalities north and south of the river with a partnership with all the major private
sector companies such as Sasol and Communities.
In 2015, Pascal was appointed the CEO of the Housing Development Association (HDA). In
line with his leadership roles in local government along with management consulting
experience, Pascal was responsible for the repositioning of the Agency to become
Government’s preferred human settlement developer of choice.
During his tenure at the HDA a number of significant results were achieved including the profiling and selection of potential large scale, high impact and spatial integrating catalytic projects. The HAD managed 37 project implementation sites across the country with a net yield of serviced sites, top structures and the raising of a capital budget of R2.3 billion from government grants.
Following the completion of his role at the HDA in 2020, Pascal has returned to his leadership role at MPM consulting.