Kgomotso Makhupola joined NEHAWU in 1998 when she commenced work at Tara Hospital as a Typist. In the same year, she was elected as the Branch Treasurer. Her commitment to the worker demands saw her being elected as the Branch Chairperson in the next Branch Congress. At that point, she became the Greater Johannesburg REC delegate.
Her fierce outspokenness as a shopsteward earned her the respect and confidence of her fellow comrades in the REC. She was then elected as the Acting Regional Treasurer in 2004. In 2006, in the GJHB 2nd Regional Congress, She was elected as the Regional Secretary.
She held this position until her election as the National Treasurer in June 2014. Her leadership capacity can be traced on how well she managed the sophisticated, dynamic and challenging GJHB Region. Under her stewardship, the Region increased its membership, had programs in line with the CEC P.O.A, united the broadest section of branches and inculcated a culture of professionalism and hard work amongst staff members. As a Gauteng PEC delegate, she contributed to the unity of the NEHAWU in the Province. The re-naming of the GJHB Region remains one of the highlights of her tenure as the Regional Secretary.
As the Regional Secretary, she was known of consistently delivering comprehensive, well-written and high-quality Organizational Reports to the RECs. As an activist, having grown up in Orlando, her revolutionary working-class posture was shaped in struggle in the late 80's. She is currently serving as the ANC Chief Makana Branch Treasurer. She is a member of the SACP in Linda Jabane District.
Since her appointment as a public servant, she has pursued an illustrious academic career, and improved her worth as a worker. She has a Diploma in Public Relations (Allenby), Certificate in Human Resources Management (Damelin), Advanced Computer Literacy Certificate (Pretoria University) and Telephone and Reception Skills (Rosebank College).
She is a product of the NEHAWU-sponsored Women Leadership Course. It is from this programme that she attained the Certificate in Economic Development from the University of the Western Cape.
At the NEHAWU 11th National Congress held in June 2017, she was re-elected as the National Treasurer.