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Obed Bapela

South Africa

South African Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

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Created: 26th Oct 2011
Modified: 26th Oct 2011
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
South Africa Government
Deputy Minister
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Description of Work:

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

  •     Part of the 1976 uprising student activists.
  •     Member of the African National Congress (ANC) underground structures since 1979.
  •     Member of the Congress of South African Student (COSAS) in early 1980s.
  •     Founding member of Alexandra Youth Congress in 1983 later became its Deputy President.
  •     Founding member of United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983.
  •     Member of the Civic movement later known as South African National Civic Organisation - SANCO (1985 - 1986).
  •     Deputy Secretary of ANC Johannesburg branch.
  •     Regional Secretary of the ANC PWV (1991 - 1994).
  •     Deputy Secretary of ANC Gauteng province (1994 - 2000).
  •     Served as Ex-Official in the National Executive Committee of the ANC.
  •     Detained several times and appeared in two political trials in Port Elizabeth and Alexandra (1986, and 1987 -1990).
  •     Member of Joint Rules Committee.
  •     Member of National Assembly Committee.
  •     Member of Joint Programming Committee.
  •     Member of National Assembly Programming Committee.
  •     Chairperson of the inter Parliamentary Group on International Relations.
  •     Member of Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade and Industry
  •     Facilitator/Chairperson of South Africa- European Union Inter Parliamentry Meetings.
  •     Member of Gauteng Provincial Legislature (1994 -1999).
  •     Served on Gauteng Portfolio Committee on Safety and Security.
  •     Former House Chairperson of National Assembly.
  •     Deputy Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa, (1 November 2010 - 24 October 2011).

Source: SA - GCIS

Biographical Information
Obed Bapela
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Kopeng Obed Bapela is the Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation. He has previously served as South Africa's Deputy Minister of Communications. He is a former Parliamentary House Chairperson.

Academic Qualifications

  •     Diploma in Journalism.
  •      Certificate in Community and Organisational Development.
  •     Certificate in Safety and Security.
  •     Certificate in Policy Development with specialisation in international relations.
  •     Currently studying towards Advanced Diploma in Development Economics at University of South Africa

Souce: SA - Who is who & SA - GCIS 

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