Mzuvukile Jeff Maqetuka Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of South Africa to Russia was born on January 28, 1952 in South Africa in the Eastern Cape province.
- graduated from the Julius Fucik School of Journalism in Prague in 1983;
- he holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 1995;
- holds a bachelor's degree in modern media from the University of London at Westminster;
- worked as director of the South African government's Department of Home Affairs;
- served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria from 2008 to 2012;
- served as an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Cape Rural Development Agency from 2019 to 2020;
- speaks English, Afrikaas, and Kossa.
Married, author of five published books, working on a sixth.