Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi appointed as new Minister of Sport and Recreation

Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi appointed as new Minister of Sport and Recreation

Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi has been appointed the new Minister of Sport and Recreation, following in the footsteps of Minister Fikile Mbalula.


Brief CV:


Personal

  • Date of Birth: 09 June 1959
  • Born in Eastern Cape

Current Position

  • Minister of Sport and Recreation since March 2017.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Fort Hare (1983).
  • Bachelor of Education degree from Witwatersrand University.
  • Higher Diploma in Education from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

  • Teacher at Ikusasa Senior Secondary School 1985 - 1990).
  • Secretary General of South African Teacher's Union (SADTU) (1994-2010)
  • Assistant Secretary General of SADTU (1990 - 1994).
  • Head of Social Sciences department at Ikusasa Senior Secondary School (1985 - 1990).
  • President of Education International.
  • Secretary of National Education Union of South Africa (NEUSA).
  • Expelled from school several times for involvement in political activities.
  • Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform of the Republic of South Africa (1 November 2010 - 24 October 2011).
  • Minister of Public Works October 2011- March 2017

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