Comrade Lindiwe Motshwane was elected as National Treasurer during SADTU's 7th National Congress in 2010. She was again re-elected during the 8th in 2014 and the 9th National Congress in 2019. Cde Motshwane joined SADTU in 1995. She became a site steward at Tinhlonhla Secondary School in Jeppes Reef, Mpumalanga Province where she is the Head of Department for Curriculum Co-ordination.
She rose to become the chairperson of Khulangwane branch, treasurer and deputy chairperson of Lowveld Region, previously called Ehlanzeni and subsequently named Mgababa Mathonsi. Cde Motshwane is former Mpumalanga Gender Convener and Treasurer.
Her priorities as national treasurer are to build capacity on appropriate and effective management and accountability for organizational resources within the Union. She would like to ensure that all structures of the Union are financially accountable and they abide with all the fiscal and governance policies of the Union. Cde Motshwane is also the Treasurer for the Southern African Teachers' Organisation (SATO).
She is the chairperson of the ETDP SETA Finance Committee, a board member of COSATU's investment company, Kopano Ke Matla Investment and Chairperson of Kopano Ke Matla Property Company. Cde Motswane is a member of the Mpumalanga Provincial Working Committee of the South African Communist Party (SACP).