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Tina Joemat-Pettersson
Tina Joemat-Pettersson

South Africa

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


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Created: 13th May 2009
Modified: 31st Oct 2009
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government, Agriculture
Employer:
Government of South Africa
Position:
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Tina Joemat-Pettersson
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Dec/18/1963
Gender: female
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries since 11 May 2009.
    * Member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee since December 2007.

Academic Qualifications

    * Attended the William Pescodia High School.
    * Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Western Cape.
    * Degree in Executive Management in Education from the University of Cape Town.
    * Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Western Cape.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    * Member of the Azanian Students Organisation (1985 to 1986).
    * Teacher at Pescodia Secondary School (1987).
    * Joined the African National Congress (ANC) (1989).
    * Tutor in History (1989 to 1991).
    * Youth leader at Oranjezicht Jewish Children's Home (1988 to 1989).
    * Research Assistant to the Head of English Department at the University of Western Cape (1990).
    * Tutor in English for National Education Co-ordinating Committee (1992 to 1993).
    * Tutor in English for Education Development Trust (1992 to 1993).
    * Teacher at Homevale Senior Secondary School (1992 to 1993).
    * Member of Northern Cape Regional Delegate to the ANC National Education and Cultural Desk (1992 to 1993).
    * Member of South African Democratic Teacher's Union (SADTU) (1992).
    * National Representative of SADTU for Northern Cape (1992
    * Member of the National People's Education Panelist (1992).
    * Lecturer at English Department at University of the Free Member of the Union of Democratic University Staff Association.

State (1993 to 1994).

    * Acting President of the Association of University English Teachers in South Africa.
    * Member of the Beverly Park Association Executive Committee.
    * Member of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee in Northern Cape.
    * Member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature (1994).
    * Member of the ANC Women's League National Executive Committee (1998 to 2003).
    * Member of the Executive Council for Education, Arts and Culture in Northern Cape (1994 to 1999).
    * Board Member for the Helen Joseph Women Development Centre (1997 to 2001).
    * Member of the South African Communist Party (SACP) Central Committee (1998).
    * Chairperson of the ANC Women's League in Northern Cape (1998).
    * Chairperson of the SACP in Northern Cape (1998).
    * Member of the Northern Cape Provincial HIV and AIDS Council (2000).
    * Member of the Standing Advisory Committee for Religion in Education (2002 to 2004).
    * Treasurer of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee for Northern Cape (2003).
    * Member of the Executive Council for Education (2003).
    * Chairperson of the Northern Cape Province Rehabilitation Trust (2004).
    * Chairperson of the Birch Education Trust (2001 to 2004).
    * Chairperson of the ANC Financial Committee (FINCOM).
    * Chairperson of the Land Reform Co-ordinating Committee.
    * Chairperson of the ANC Economic Transformation Committee (ETC).
    * Trustee of Desmond Tutu Diversity Trust (2001).
    * Trustee of Mosiuoa Lekota Children's Fund (2005).

Source: GCIS




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