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Deputy Minister of Basic Education: Makgabo Reginah Mhaule, Dr


Date of birth: 01 December 1961. 
Marital status: Married

Current Position

Dr Mhaule is the Deputy Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of South Africa from 29 May 2019.

Academic Qualifications

Dr Mhaule holds a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare which was preceeded by a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Pretoria. Prior to her studies in Public Administration she completed a Bachelor of Education (Honours) degree from the University of Potchefstroom, a Further Diploma in Education and a Bachelor or Arts degree from the University of South Africa.

Dr Mhaule also holds a Secondary Teachers' Diploma from Mgwenya College of Education.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Dr Mhaule started out her career as an educator in 1980. In 2000, after having served as an educator for 20 years, Dr Mhaule was appointed Speaker of Council at Mbombela Local Municipality, a position she occupied until 2003 when she became the Executive Mayor of the same municipality. From 2006 she was appointed as a Senior Manager of Transport Administration and Licensing at the Mpumalanga Provincial Government Department of Roads and Transport.

In 2009 she was appointed as the MEC for the Mpumalanga Department of Education until February 2018 when she was appointed as the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

On 29 May 2019, Dr Mhaule was appointed as Deputy Minister of Basic Education.

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