Stevens Mokgalapa (born in Winterveld, Pretoria) is a South African politician and the current mayor of Tshwane. Before serving as mayor, he was a Member of the National Assembly.
He was also the Shadow Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Shadow Minister of Human Settlements and Shadow Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation.
Stevens is also the president of the Africa Liberal Network and a member of the Democratic Alliance.
Before his election into the National Assembly, he served as Tshwane Municipality Councillor for nine (9) years.
On 12 February 2019, he was elected mayor making him the second Tshwane Mayor from the Democratic Alliance.
Stevens Mokgalapa was born in Winterveld in Pretoria, where he spent most of his childhood.
He completed his primary school education at Motsemogolo Primary. Stevens furthered his studies at Kgolaganyo Middle School and matriculated from Mabopane High School.
He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pretoria after studying political science and started his honors degree in international relations.
Stevens obtained his honors degree at the University of the Western Cape. After which he achieved a strategic diplomacy postgraduate certificate from the University of Johannesburg and a certificate in political leadership from St Augustine College.
Stevens is a husband and father, he is married to Pearl and as a couple has a daughter, Rorisang.
In 1999 he joined the Democratic Party and its successor, the Democratic Alliance, in 2000. Following becoming a party member, he has held many leadership positions in the party.
First, Stevens was appointed as a Regional Executive Member. He was later promoted to the positions of Branch Chairperson and Township Strategy Member.
In 2000 he was elected Tshwane Municipality Councillor. He was also the Deputy Caucus Chairperson, Caucus Strategic Member and Inner Regeneration Spokesperson of the Tshwane Democratic Alliance caucus.
In May 2009, he was elected to the National Assembly of South Africa In May 2009.
In 2014, Stevens took office as Shadow Minister of International Relations and Co-operation.
In 2017, he was elected president of the Africa Liberal Network.