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Minister of Basic Education: Matsie Angelina Motshekga, Ms


  • Date of Birth: 19 June 1955
  • Marital Status: Married

Current Positions

Ms Angelina Angie Matsie Motshekga is the Minister of Basic Education in the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009 and was reappointed to this portfolio on 29 May 2019. She is also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee.


Academic Qualifications


She holds a Masters degree from Wits University; a Bachelor of Educational Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand; a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of the North and a Higher Diploma in Education.


Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities


Ms Motshekga was an educator at Orlando High School from 1981 to 1983, lecturer at the Soweto College of Education from 1983 to 1985 and lecturer at Wits University from 1985 to 1994.


She has also served as Director in the Office of The President from 1994 to 1997; Deputy Secretary of the ANCWL from 1997 to 2007 and as executive member of the National Education Union of South Africa.


She served as a member of the Sediba sa Basadi Trust; member of the Gauteng Executive Council (MEC) for Social Services and Population Development from 2000 to 2004; MEC for Education from 2004 to 2009; Deputy Chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng and a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature from 1999 to 2004.

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