Romeo Adams was born in Bellville, Cape Town in 1970 and the youngest child of Nancy (Everson) and Andries Adams, with 2 sisters and 2 brothers. He is a devoted husband (to Hayley) and father (to Romano, Reece, and Rory).
Romeo matriculated in 1989 at Valhalla Secondary School in Elsies River. He started working as a Male Nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Parow Valley, Western Cape in 1989 but transferred to the Patient Administration component in 1995, where he then started his post-matric studies.
Romeo started his B. Admin degree at the University of Western Cape, Bellville in 1996. After completing this qualification he moved on to further his post-graduate studies, completing his Bachelors in Admin (Honours) degree and Masters in Administration degree at the University of Western Cape. He is currently studying towards a PhD degree at the Da Vinci Institute.
Romeo has dedicated his more than 30 years’ working experiences to the civil service, either in various government departments (national or provincial), a public entity or legislative sector More than 15 years of this service has been at senior management level He is currently employed as a Deputy Director-General in the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development responsible for the Corporate Services portfolio.
He has been in the field of Human Capital/Resource Management since 2000 and remains an ardent practitioner in the search for workforce optimisation towards improved service delivery.
Romeo has occupied various leadership roles in community organisations and the workplace and is currently a member of the Community of Hope Not-for-Profit Organisation (NPO) in Elsies River, which strives to improve the educational prospects of underprivileged children in the community. He is also a member of the Accounting Authority (Board) of the Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA).
He is a keen sportsman, and apart from previously playing rugby at senior club level and being a member of the Western Province Rugby Referee’s Society, he still plays baseball at Masters-level and has represented Western Province Masters baseball at various annual inter-provincial tournaments. Read more