Appointed Minister of Sport and Recreation on 27 February 2018
Ms Xasa is former Minister of Tourism and previously served as the Deputy Minister of Tourism under the former President Jacob Zuma administration.
A teacher by profession, holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare; a BA degree from the University of Transkei and a BA Honours degree from the University of Fort Hare.
Served as Provincial Treasurer of the African National Congress (ANC) in Eastern Cape, and became Member of Provincial Legislature in Eastern Cape from 2001 until 2009. She served the provincial government as MEC for Local Government and Traditional Affairs and was once the Mayor of King Sabatha Dalindyebo District Municipality.
She takes over from Minister Thulas Nxesi who now heads Department of Public Works.