Nov 2015 2nd Edition

Know your Minister

Over the next few months Vuk’uzenzele will bring you short profiles of Ministers in our Cabinet. This is a chance for you to know your leaders and learn more about what they do.

Minister Faith Muthambi

Minister Faith Mutha-mbi is the Minister of Communications. The Department of Communications is a new department that came into being after
government reconfigured departments in line with the new mandate.

About the department

The department has various agencies reporting to it. Agencies like Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), , Government Communications (GCIS), Brand SA; Media Development Diversity Agency, and the Film and Publication Board.
The department is responsible for providing communication services and creating an environment for the provision of inclusive communication services to all South Africans in a manner that promotes socio-economic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies, and brand the country locally and internationally.

Abouth the minister

Minister Muthambi holds a BProc degree from the University of Venda in 1996 and completed her Attorney's Admission Exam in 2000. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa, a member of the Black Lawyers Association and of the South African Women Lawyers Association.
Her other string of qualifications include a Certificate in Computer Training; Certificate in Executive Leadership in Municipality Development Programme; Certificate in Project Management; Certificate in Fraud Examination; Programme in Municipal Finance Development; Certificate in Sports Law and Certificate in Leadership Development.

Minister  Nhlanhla Nene

Minister Nene has been Minister of Finance since 26 May 2014. His department is called National Treasury. Mr Nene was Deputy Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa from 5 November 2008 and was re-appointed to the position from 11 May 2009 to 25 May 2014.

About the department

The National Treasury is responsible for managing South Africa’s national government finances. The department is mandated by the Constitution to ensure that there is transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of public finances.

About Minister Nene

 Minister Nene brings a lot of experience to the ministry of finance after serving Parliament as an MP from June 1999.

He holds a B.Com Honours degree in Economics from the University Of Western Cape (UWC), a Diploma in Marketing Management, an Advanced Diploma in Economic Policy from the UWC, a Certificate in Economic Policy from University of South Africa and a Certificate in Macro and Micro Economics from the University of London.

In 2000, Mr Nene attended a course in Evaluating Macroeconomic Strategies at Williams College (CDE), MA, USA.  He matriculated at Gcothoyi Adult Centre.

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