In 2005 he joined the City of Johannesburg as the Director: Strategic Support in the Emergency Management Services (EMS). One of the critical assignments during his tenure was the development of the EMS Strategic and Operational Plan for the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup event which became part of the host city strategy. Among his responsibilities were performance management, quality management, strategic and business planning, communications and marketing, employment equity, and special projects (including preparations for the 2010 Soccer World Cup).
He joined the Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office (CIPRO) in 2009 as the Executive Manager: Strategy. His responsibilities included organizational planning, performance management, total quality management, project management, data management and legal services. Included in the planning and performance monitoring, was performance of the core business divisions, which included the three Intellectual Property Divisions.
At the beginning of March 2010 he was appointed acting Chief Executive Officer of CIPRO, a position he held until 30 April 2011. In this role he oversaw all the functions of the institution including the divisions of Companies, Close Corporations, Patents & Designs, Copyright, Trade Marks, as well as Cooperatives as per the established mandate. One of the major activities was managing the organization’s transition, as well as ensuring that the CIPRO is ready for the implementation of the new Companies Act that was successfully ushered in on 1 May 2011, and incorporation into the new Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC).
He then acted as Chief Operations Officer, responsible for overseeing the Companies Division, Cooperatives, Patents & Designs, Copyright and Trade Marks Divisions of CIPC from June 2011 until 31 December 2012. Some of the notable achievements include capacitation programme of the IP Division, expanding collaborations and Partnerships, establishment of the BRICS IP Offices group. He is now the Chief Strategy Executive of CIPC and is responsible for Strategic Strategy and Planning, strategic communications, Operational Excellence, Quality Management among others.
Lungile holds the following qualifications:
(now Walter Sisulu University), South Africa
Post-Grad Dip in Transport Management, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg), South Africa
Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Bond University (Australia)