High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2022.
Joint Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Chairperson of the African Union: January 2017 – January 2021;
Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations (New York) : February 2013 – May 2016
High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja): January 2009 – January 2013;
South Africa’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region (Pretoria): 2006 – 2009;
Deputy Director-General for African Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (Pretoria): 2002 – 2006;
African Union Special Envoy to Sierra and the MANU River Basin: 2001 – 2002;
Permanent Representative to the African Union (Addis Ababa) and concurrently South Africa’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti : 1999 – 2002;
High Commissioner to the Republic of Zimbabwe (Harare): 1995 – 1999
Prior to the first democratic election (1994) in South Africa:
High Commissioner Mamabolo was the African National Congress (ANC) Head of Mission (Chief Representative) to:
Zimbabwe (1992 – 1994); Cuba (1989 – 1992); Mozambique (1987 – 1989);
ANC Head of Information and Publicity in Zimbabwe from 1981 – 1985
Deputy Head of Mission of the ANC: Tanzania (1978 – 1980); Zimbabwe (1985 – 1987)
High Commissioner Mamabolo is fluent in the following languages:
English; Zulu; Xhosa; Sesotho; Setswana and Afrikaans. He also has a working knowledge of Spanish and Ki-Swahili.