Commissioner Mgoqi is the former City Manager of the City of Cape Town, the former Chief Land Claims Commissioner on the Restitution of Land Rights. He is a former Attorney and Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. He holds a BA degree in Social Science (UNISA), LLB (UCT) as well as three honorary Doctorate degrees (University of Cape Town, Walter Sisulu University and New York University). Several honours bestowed upon him came partly as a result of his social justice activism, human rights work and extensive community based work.
He was once the Chairperson of the Trust for Community Outreach and Education, a member of the Panel of Arbitrators by the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa as well as to the Tokiso Panel of Mediators. He is former Director of Companies, including: Old Mutual, Old Mutual Bank, Safmarine, Safren Ltd, Syfrets and Sekunjalo Investment Ltd (Non-Executive Chairman).
Commissioner Mgoqi served on the Board of the National Development Agency, Alumni Advisory Board of UCT, Ernest Mancoba Advisory Board, (as Chairperson). He is Assessor on the Land Claims Court, assisting Judges of that Court in the adjudication of land claims.