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Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile
Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile

South Africa

Former Minister of Sport and Recreation. Was fired on 31 October and replaced by Fikile Mbalula.


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Created: 14th May 2009
Modified: 1st Nov 2010
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government, Sport
Employer:
Government of South Africa
Position:
Former Minister of Sport and Recreation
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Dec/27/1944
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Former Minister of Sport and Recreation of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 2004. Was fired on 31 October and replaced by Fikile Mbalula.
    * Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape since 1996.
    * Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC since 1990.


Academic Qualifications

    * Matriculated from Newell High School in Port Elizabeth.
    * Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Fort Hare (1971).
    * Bachelor of Theology degree from University of Fort Hare (1974).
    * Bachelor of Theology honours degree from University of Fort Hare (1975).
    * Masters degree in Theology from University of Fort Hare (1979).
    * Postgraduate Diploma in Technology from Tubingen in Germany (1981).
    * Masters of Arts degree from Princeton University in United States of America (1983).
    * Awarded D.Phil (hc) by University of Port Elizabeth (2000).


Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

    * Machine Operator at Textile factory in Port Elizabeth (1965 - 1968).
    * Part time Tutor with African Independent Churches Association Seminary (1971- 1972).
    * Senior lecturer in Theology and Philosophy of Religion at University of Fort Hare (1973 - 1986).
    * Minister of the Presbyterian Church of South Africa since 1975.
    * Led successful protests and prevented a planned tour by New Zealand's All Blacks in 1984.
    * He was convicted under the then Ciskeian Internal Security Act and subsequently sentenced to 11 years imprisonment (1987).
    * Senior lecturer in Theology and Acting Head of the department at University of Trankei (1991).
    * Regional Secretary and member of the National Executive Committee of UDF (1983 - 1986).
    * Sports Administrator specialising in rugby, cricket and netball administration (1965 - 1994).
    * Coach of rugby specialising in junior and club rugby (1974 - 1994).
    * Member of various boards and Councils of(NGOs), Technikons and Universities since 1991.
    * Regional Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) (1990 - 1991).
    * Chairperson: Area Political Committee (Military Combat Work of the ANC) (1979 - 1986)
    * Member of the ANC internal Leadership core (1990 - 1991).
    * Member of the Governing Council of the University of Fort Hare since 1991.
    * Director of Public Relations and Development of the University of Fort Hare (1992 - 1994).
    * Member of Parliament (1994 - 1996).
    * Treasurer General of the ANC ( 1995 - 1997).
    * Premier of the Eastern Cape (1997 - 2004).
    * Provincial National sports Administrator (1969 - 1994).


Source: Ministry of Sport and Recreation.



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