Mr Thapelo Matsa was born in 1984 in South Africa. He studied at the University of the Witwatersrand where he graduated with an honors degree in International Relations and Political science.
Mr Matsa joined the Foreign Service Institute in 2009 after which he became a fulltime employee at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. He served at various directorates including Branch: African Union and Directorate: West and Central Africa
He was posted to South Sudan as Third Secretary Political for the period of two years (2015-2016) where he was responsible, amongst other things, for promotion of bilateral relations between South Africa and South Sudan.
He is currently serving as a Third Secretary Political at the South African High Commission in New Delhi responsible for Educational portfolio, BRICS, IORA, and IBSA