Shone currently holds the rank of Manager: Implementation Support Services
at the Department.
I started a challenging career with the Department of Transport on 4 June
1987 as a Senior Administration Clerk at District Superintendent, Dundee where I
was responsible for inventory and asset control. I was promoted to the
Clerk-in-Charge of the office within a year and placed in control of the
administrative components. In March 1991 I was nominated into the post of the
Assistant Admin. Officer at Regional Engineer: Dundee. My major job functions
were administrative, personnel and financial control. I also acted as the
administrative training agent for the entire region and was appointed as the
Regional Strike Manager.
As a single parent of a daughter in Grade 12 I decided to
re-locate to Head Office, Pietermaritzburg to afford her the opportunity of
tertiary education at the University of Natal. In January 1994 I thus
transferred to the Real Estate Division where I managed the Disposal of Land
Section. I was transferred to the Internal Control and Training Division in
April 1995, where I undertook administrative inspections, supported by
compliance training. I also investigated allegations/findings of fraudulent
activities. My passion for development was acknowledged when I was appointed as
the Departmental Adult Basic Education Training Coordinator, instrumental in
launching the first literacy and numeracy training programme for previously
disadvantaged staff. During the amalgamation of KwaZulu and Natal I was elected
as a member of an Expenditure Task Team who successfully cleared expenditure
amounting to 139 million Rand reflected in the books of Provincial Motor
During 1995 I completed my part-time studies towards a
National Diploma in Public Management and Administration. Subsequently I have
been found competent as a Skills Development Facilitator and a Unit Standard
writer and have acquired a diploma in Management Development from
Durban-Westville Graduate School of Business.
In December 1996 I was promoted to Senior Administrative
Officer: Estimates and Budgets where I monitored expenditure against a 700
million Rand budget and controlled suspense accounts for the Department. During
this period I had the privilege to work with one of the most dynamic woman
managers of my career, Ms Jenny Gray, who has remained my role model. I was
promoted to position of Assistant Director: Internal Control and Training
Division in July 1997. This position provided me with the opportunity to apply
my management skills as the Division needed re-alignment to Departmental
objectives and strategies. One of my major achievements in this Division was the
designing and launching of an administrative training programme throughout the
Department. My core functions were managing the inspection/investigation
programmes and the Pay-roll and Voucher Control components. I also coordinated
the Departmental HIV/Aids, ABET, and Human Resources Development programmes.
I was also appointed as the Departmental Skills Development
Facilitator and in this capacity drafted the first Workplace Skills Plan. I also
served on the Human Resources Development Committee as the chairperson for the
Departmental Standard Generating Body for Administration and Finance.
Furthermore since 1997 I retained the functions of controlling the departmental
suspense accounts, closing the Financial Year books and representing the
Department on the Provincial Finance Forum.
In November 2002 I was promoted to my current position of
Manager: Implementation Support Services where I manage the Implementation Cost
Centre as well as the Regional Assistance Programme component.
In my personal life, I met Terry in 1992 and we were married
in 1997. I have two adult children, Tracey and Basil and two adult
step-children, Nicky and Mark. I am also the proud step-grandmother of 3
My personal motto, which I would like to share with all women
"If you work hard your efforts will be noticed and
the rewards will come to fruition."