Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
* Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009.
* Member of African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC).
* Member of Standing Committee on Public Service.
* Member of Standing Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs.
* Member of Standing Committee on Security and Constitutional Affairs.
* Member of Joint Standing Committee on Defence.
* Member of Joint Constitutional Review Committee.
* Member of Joint Committee on Ethics and members interest.
* Member of Standing Committee on Local Government and Administration.
* Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Provincial and private members.
* Member of the Legislative Proposals and Petitions.0
* Minister of Provincial and Local Government of the Republic of South Africa from 25 September 2008 - 10 May 2009.