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Gert Oosthuizen
Gert Oosthuizen

South Africa

Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation


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

Biographical Information
Gert Oosthuizen
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation in the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009.


Academic Qualifications

    * Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU).
    * Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Development Studies from RAU, Suma Cum Laude.
    * Various other courses and study tours.


Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    * Member of the South African Air Force up to the Rank of Captain (1980 - 1983).
    * Self employed (1984 - 1987).
    * Elected as Member of Parliament for the Consistuency of Pretoria Central (1987 - 1994).
    * Whip in Parliament (1989 - 1999).
    * Elected as Member of the first Democratic Parliament in South Africa (1994 - 1999).
    * Deputy Chairperson of the Pretoria Region for the National Party (1994 - 2000).
    * Joined the African National Congress (ANC) on 24 October 2000.
    * Deployed to the National Parliament since 16 February 2001.
    * Served as member of the ANC Strategy Committee in Parliament from 16 February 2001 to 14 April 2004.
    * Served on the Joint Defence Committee from February 2001 to April 2004.
    * Served as member of the Portfolio Committee on Defence from February 2001 to April 2004.
    * Served as member of the Portfolio Committee of Correctional Services From February 2001 to April 2004.
    * Served on the executives of various cultural, religious and community organisations.
    * played craven week rugby, earning a bursary for tertiary studies.
    * Played squash, athletics and long jump.

Source: Deputy Ministry of Sport and Recreation




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