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The Minister of Social Development

Honourable Matebatso Doti

Honourable Matebatso Doti was born on August 20, 1952 in Lithabaneng, Maseru. She is married.

Honourable Doti was appointed the Minister of Social Development in June 2012 following her election as a Member of Parliament for Lithabaneng No. 36 representing the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Political Party in May 2012.

She holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management Planning, which she obtained from the Eastern and Southern African Management in 1997. In 1981, she completed a Diploma in Human Resources Management at the Institute of Development Management (IDM). Honourable Doti pursued a course in Leadership and Supervisory Skills at the South African Development Consultants in 1989.

Honourable Doti attended several short courses that include Personnel Management in an African Perspective at the Eastern & Southern African Management, Introduction to Computers at Computer Business Solutions (CBS) and Human Resource Management and Development at the Transformation Management Institute in 2004. In the same year (2004), she completed a course in Human Resource Capacity Programme at I.T.O. Focus.

Career/Positions/Membership/other Activities

  • Community Liaison Officer at Entsha Henra Construction and Grinaker–LTA Building Inland in 2011-2012 and 2009-2010

  • Human Resource Consultant at Liqhobong Mine in February 2011

  • Human Resource Officer at Public Service Commission (Government) in 2008-2009

  • Human Resource Officer at Lesotho Parliament (Senate Office) in 2004-2008

  • Human Resource Officer at Ministry of the Public Service in 2001-2004

  • Principal/Senior Personnel Officer at Ministries of Health and Social Welfare, Trade and Industry and of Finance and Development Planning

  • Registry Superintendent at the Ministries of Agriculture and of Trade and Industry

  • Former Constituency Chairperson of ABC Women’s League

  • Elderly Care facilitator


Honourable Doti likes reading and team work.