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Gwendoline Lindiwe Mahlangu-Nkabinde
Gwendoline Lindiwe Mahlangu-Nkabinde

South Africa

Public Works Minister. Former Deputy Minister of Economic Development.


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Professional Areas:
Government
Employer:
Government of South Africa
Position:
Public Works Minister
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Gwendoline Lindiwe Mahlangu-Nkabinde
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Aug/16/1955
Gender: female
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Replaced Geoff Doidge on 31 October 2010 as Public Works Minister of the Republic of South Africa.
    * Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009.
    * Member of Parliament (MP) since 2004


Academic Qualifications

    * Matriculated at Moroka High School (1974).
    * Enrolled for BProc degree in Zululand but could not proceed due to 1976 riots (1975 - 1976).
    * Pursuing LLB degree with the University of South Africa (2004).
    * Completed various management courses dealing with Events and Special Project Management.
    * Certificate in Leadership Communication through LDP programme (2007).


Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    * Teacher at Malatse Motsepe High School (1977 - 1978).
    * Teacher at Rantailane High School (1978 - 1981).
    * South African Breweries (1981 - 1994).
    * Member of the first democratic Parliament (1994 - 1999).
    * Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and Tourism (1997 - 2004).
    * Member of the second democratic Parliament (1999 - 2003).
    * Vice-President of Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (IPU) (April 2000 - April 2002).
    * President of Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (IPU) (April 2002 - April 2004).
    * President of Globe Southern Africa (2002 - 2004).
    * Served on the NEC of African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) (1997 - 2003).
    * Served on the Provincial Executive Committee of the ANCWL PWV region (present Gauteng) (1992 - 1993).
    * Chairperson of the ANCWL, Ga Rankuwa Branch (1991 - 1993).
    * Deputy Chairperson ANC Ga Rankuwa Branch (1991 - 1993).
    * Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly (2004 - 25 September 2008).

    * ATTENDED THE FOLLOWING CONFERENCES:-
    * 101 Assembly in Brussels, Belgium (1999).
    * 102 Assembly in Berlin, Germany (1999)
    * 103 Assembly in Aman, Jordan (2000).
    * 104 Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia (2000).
    * 105 Assembly in Havana, Cuba (2001).
    * 106 Assembly in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso (2001).
    * 107 Assembly in Marrakesh, Morocco and elected President of the Co-ordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (2002).
    * 108 Assembly in Santiago, Chile and launched the first Parliamentary handbook on Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) (2003).
    * 111 Assembly in Geneva, Swirterland (2004).
    * 113 Assembly in Geneva, Swirterland (2005).
    * 116 Assembly in Nusa Dua- Bali, Indonesia (2007).
    * 118 Assembly in Cape Town, South Africa and elected Chairperson of the Co-ordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians of IPU (2008).
    * Represented the IPU Executive as President of the Co-orditing Committee of Women Parliamentarians at the 47th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York (2003).
    * Attended "Club Madrid African Women Leaders" project in Uganda (27 - 29 May 2008).
    * Attended Pan African Conference on Sexual and Gender Based Violence Nairobi, Kenya (20 - 24 July 2008).
    * Speaker of the National Assembly (25 September 2008 - 10 May 2009).
    * Chairperson of the Disciplinary Committee of the National Assembly.
    * Chairperson of the National Assembly Forum.
    * Chairperson of the Medical Aid Scheme (PARMED) of MP's, MPL's and Judiciary Board of Trustees.
    * Chairperson of National Assembly Rules Committee.
    * Chairperson of the National Assembly Programme and Rules Committee.
    * Chairperson of the Joint Rules Committee and International Relations Committee.
    * Chairperson of the co-ordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) during the period 2008 - 2010.
    * Co-Chairs the joint Rules Committee with the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the joint programme with Rules Committee with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the joint Rules Committee with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the Speakers Forum with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the Executive Committee with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the presiding Officers Forum with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).
    * Co-Chairs the Parliamentary Oversight Authority with the Chairperson of the (NCOP).


Source: Office of the Speaker of National Assembly



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