About the Minister
Mr Zwane obtained his secondary teacher's diploma from the South African Teachers' College in Pretoria. He also holds a certificate in Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme from the University of Pretoria.
Prior to his current position Mr Zwane served as secretary of the ANC's regional executive committee (REC) and subsequently became chairperson of the REC in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.
Mr Zwane was also a member of the Free State Provincial Legislature from 2014 to 2015. He previously served as the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State provincial government.
About the Department
The department is responsible for promoting and regulating minerals and mining for transformation, growth, development and ensure that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth.