Minister of International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa
|Profile: Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was born on the 30th of September 1963 in Makgobaskloof and grew up at Ga-Makanye Village in the Limpopo Province. She was married to the late Mr. Norman Mashabane.
During the 1980s, she was an active member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and served in the various structures of the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) and the ANC underground structures.
After the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, she served the party in various structures including the ANC Women's League and actively participated in the re-launch of the ANC Women's League in the country.
1992 - 1995: Chairperson of the ANC Women's League in Limpopo and also served as a member of the National Working Committee of the ANC Women's League.
1994 - 1995: Served as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly.
1995 - 1999: Appointed as High Commissioner to Malaysia, accredited to the Philippines and Brunei.
1999 - 2005: Appointed High Commissioner to India, accredited to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal.
2004 November: Appointed MEC for Local Government and Housing in the Limpopo Province and resumed her duties in January of 2005.
2004 - 2008 - Provincial Deputy Secretary of the ANC in the Limpopo Province
2004 - 2008 - Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) of the ANC Women's League
2007 to date - Provincial Convener of the Progressive Women's Movement, Limpopo Chapter
2007 to date - Member of the ANC NEC and NWC
May 10, 2009 - Appointed Minister of International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa
During her term as the MEC for Local Government & Housing in Limpopo the Department won the National Govan Mbeki Housing Award for “Best Provincial Housing Department in South Africa 2008”. Ms Nkoana-Mashabane was named newsmaker of the year for 2008 by the Polokwane Chamber of Business. The Department also won 7 other awards including “The department doing the most to accelerate service delivery”.
2009 to date - Appointed to the Board of LOC as a representative of the South African Government.
Last updated: 8 June 2010