Tefo served as special advisor to the Premiers of Gauteng Province over a ten-year period and was a Commissioner on the Commission for Employment Equity. He has been involved in the management and oversight of the Land Rights Management Facility, managed by CTH for the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform.
Other institutions he has consulted to include the International Labour Organization, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, the National Democracy Institute and the Electoral Institute of Southern Africa.
Tefo is a co-author of the Black Economic Empowerment: Commentary, Legislation and Charters (Juta).
He received a BA (Law) from the National University of Lesotho in 1985 and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1988.