Masina’s exemplary political career started when he was only 16 years old, with his involvement in the politicised youth. He became a full member of both the ANC and ANCYL after their unbanning. He served in various capacities within street, section, zone and branch leadership structures before ascending to the Regional and Gauteng Provincial leadership of the ANCYL.
So active was he in student politics that it came as no surprise when Masina became the Chairperson of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and, later, a member of the South African Students’ Congress (SASCO). Masina has also gone on to serve in several top ANC structures.
Before being deployed to the City of Ekurhuleni, Masina was Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry – a position he had held since the 2014 national and provincial elections. He has further served in various professional capacities including being CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission; Deputy Director-General of the Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture & Recreation; Chief Director in the Ministry of Mineral Resources, and more.