Mr Modipane was born in the Hoedspruit District of the then Eastern Transvaal. He was part of the democratic struggle during the late 1970’s until the dawn of democracy. He was the first Head of Mpumalanga Provincial Treasury (Member of the Executive Council for Finance). He left active Politics in 2002 to venture into the Private Sector. He was appointed Dealer Principal for an Auto Business in 2002. In 2006, he was appointed as CEO of the Mpumalanga Provincial House of Traditional Leaders until 2012. He was then appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency until 2015. He is currently running his own Company, Premier City Link (Pty) Ltd.