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Matsie Angelina Motshekga

South Africa

Minister of Basic Education

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Created: 13th May 2009
Modified: 6th Jan 2011
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Education, Government
Government of South Africa
Minister of Basic Education
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Matsie Angelina Motshekga
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jun/19/1955
Gender: female
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Minister of Basic Education in the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009.
    * Member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee.
    * President of the ANC Women's League since 2007.
    * Member of the Gauteng Executive Council for Department of Education since 2004.
    * Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature since 1999.

Academic Qualifications

    * Higher Diploma in Education.
    * Bachelor of Arts in Education at University of the North.
    * Bachelor of Educational Science at the University of Witwatersrand.
    * Masters Degree at the University of Witwatersrand.

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

    * Teacher at Orlando High School (1981 - 1983).
    * Lecturer at the Soweto College of Education (1983 - 1985).
    * Lecturer at the University of Witwatersrand (1985 - 1994).
    * Director in the Office of the President (1994 - 1997).
    * Deputy Secretary of the ANC Women's League (1997 - 2007).
    * Executive Member of the National Education Union of South Africa (Neusa).
    * Member of Sediba sa Basadi Trust.
    * Member of the Gauteng Executive Council for Social Services and Population   Development (2000 - 2004).
    * Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress in Gauteng since 2001.

Source: GCIS

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