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Nathi Mthethwa

South Africa

Minister of Police

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Created: 14th May 2009
Modified: 14th May 2009
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government of South Africa
Minister of Police
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Nathi Mthethwa
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jan/23/1967
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Minister of Police of the Republic of South Africa since 111 May 2009.
    * Member of Parliament since 2002.
    * Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC).
    * Member of the ANC National Working Committee (NWC).
    * Active member of King Dingiswayo branch of the ANC in KZN.
    * Chairperson of the ANC Political Committee in KZN.

Academic Qualifications

    * Diploma in Community Development from University of Natal (Durban).
    * Mining Engineering Certificate from University of Johannesburg.
    * Certificate in Communications and Leadership from Rhodes University.

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

    * Chief Whip of the ANC.
    * Member of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation at the age of 15 in KZN (1982).
    * Chairperson of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation (1987).
    * Worked as organiser of Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) where he was recruited into the underground work of the ANC as part of Operation Vula (1988).
    * Elected Secretary of the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO) in Southern Natal (1989).
    * Chairperson of the Southern Natal Unemployed Workers Union, an initiative of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) (1989).
    * Arrested during Apartheid Regime's state of emergency (1989).
    * Elected the first Branch Secretary of ANC in Klaarwater, KZN (1990).
    * Became Regional Secretary of the Southern Natal African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) (1990).
    * Elected to the NEC of the ANCYL and served in its NWC as Secretary for organization (1994-2004).
    * Deployed into the ANC National Organising team (2001).
    * Chairperson of Minerals and Energy Portfolio Committee (2004).
    * Minister of Safety and Security of the Republic of South Africa from 25 September 2008 - 10 May 2009..

Research and Publications

    * Contributed articles to Mayibuye and Umrabulo Publications .

Source: Ministry of Safety and Security

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