The Founder

Supra Obakeng Ramoeletsi Mahumapelo was born on the 7th of June 1968 in a tiny village of Manamolela in the former Western Transvaal next to a small town of Delareyville in a province now known as Bokone Bophirima. His late mother, Agnes Matlakala Bereng was a domestic worker in the city of Klerksdorp currently known as Matlosana. She later worked as a domestic worker in Helderkruin Roodepoort and forced by her son in 1995 to leave domestic work. His late father, Stephen Kalagongwe Mahumapelo was an entrepreneur in the village of Moruleng near Rustenburg. He grew up as a herd boy in Manamolela village.

Supra acquired a National Diploma in Commercial Practice (NDCom) at the former Technikon Northern Transvaal (TNT) now TUT in Soshanguve in the now province of Gauteng. He also did a Certificate in Public Finance and Economics with the University of South Africa (Unisa). He did his Masters Degree in Political Economy with the former University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) now the Nelson Mandela Metro University.

Supra was appointed as an ANC Provincial Deputy Elections Co-ordinator in 1994 in Klerksdorp, moved over to Mafikeng in 1995 and later got elected as the Mmabatho ANC Branch Chairperson. In 1998 he was elected as the Provincial Chairperson of the ANCYL in NW. In 2002 he was elected as an additional member of the ANC PEC in NW. The ANC employed him as the Provincial Political Education Secretary from 1995 to 2004; in 2005 he was elected as the ANC Provincial Secretary and again in 2008.

The collective of the ANC PEC was dissolved by the NEC in 2009. When the Provincial Conference was reconvened in February 2011, Mr. Mahumapelo was elected as the ANC Provincial Chairperson and is still serving in that capacity.

Currently, Supra Mahumapelo is the Premier of Bokone Bophirima Province, a Leader, a Community Man, Father and a Musician.