Meet the Board

Confidence Dikgole

Chief Executive Oficcer

Independent Examinations Board

Confidence Dikgole has worked extensively in the education sector for 34 years. She began her career as a teacher in Mafikeng, North West province. She then worked at UMALUSI for 14 years where her role entailed quality assurance of the matric examinations and assessments.

Confidence joined ISASA (Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa) in 2015 where she held the position of Director: Policy & Government Relations. Her focus at ISASA entailed advocacy and mediation on all education-related policy issues with various government departments and other relevant stakeholders such as the ETDP SETA, the South African Council of Educators (SACE), UMALUSI, and the National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT). She was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) in January 2023.

Confidence holds an MEd in Curriculum & Instruction – Leadership, (Concordia University, Portland – Oregon USA); a BEd (Hons) in Assessment & Quality Assurance (University of Pretoria); an Advanced Certificate in Education (ACE) in Assessment and Quality Assurance (University of Pretoria) and a Diploma in Education (Arts) – DipEd (A) (University of North West – Mafikeng).

Confidence has presented papers at local, national, and international conferences. She currently serves on various Boards and Committees across South Africa.