Minister of Sport and Recreation



Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi

Appointed Minister of Sport and Recreation on 31 March 2017

Personal

  • Date of Birth: 09 June 1959,
  • Other: 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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