Mr Sotshede is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a CA(SA) articled clerk with BCom honours (Auditing/Accounting).
He did his articles at Auditor General South Africa from 2003 to 2006. He then joined Ezinqoleni Local Municipality as the Chief Financial Officer early in 2006. Towards the end of 2007, he joined Eskom as the Senior Finance Advisor, he was later promoted to Senior Advisor: Compliance, Internal controls and Governance. In 2009, he joined Drakensetin Local Municipality as the Chief Audit Executive. He joined OR Tambo District Municipality as Director: Internal Audit early in 2015.
He has vast experience in managing audit teams, auditing areas such as, operational audits, financial audits, performance audits, risk management audits and IT related audits. In addition he has experience in developing audit strategies, developing combined assurance models, compiling risk reports, compiling strategic and annual audit plans.
In his long auditing career he has audited National and Provincial Governments, local and district municipalities, public entities and municipal entities.
In his various leadership roles he has learnt and developed skills such as:
Communication of audit results,
Project management skills,
Communication at various levels of an institution,
He has been an active member of the auditing profession, he is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA). He served a full term as an executive committee member of the Western Cape IIA. He was an active member of the Chief Audit Executives(CAE) Forum in the Western Cape, where he served a full term as the Forum’s chairperson.
Mr Sotshede has a humanitarian side as well and he loves education, such that he started an NGO with a group of professional to distribute sanitary towels to indigent school going girls in the OR Tambo region and beyond. The mandate of the NGO is to keep girls at school during their menstrual cycles. This helps girls to get good grades and compete with boys counterparts fairly and squarely.