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Yunus Carrim

South Africa

Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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Created: 13th May 2009
Modified: 13th May 2009
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government of South Africa
Deputy Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Yunus Carrim
(At a Glance)
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs since 11 May 2009.

Academic Qualifications

    * International Diploma in Journalism from Darlington College of Technology in England.
    * Bachelor of Arts Honours and Masters in Sociology from the University of Warwick in England.

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

    * Organiser of Anti-Apartheid Republic Day Festival demonstrations at school (1971).
    * Chairperson of NationalYouth Action in Pietermaritzburg (1972 to 1973).
    * Detained withount trial for organising demonstrations against Soweto Massacre at University of Durban-Westville (August to December 1976) .
    * Member of the Executive Committee of Natal Indian Congress.
    * Member of the Executive Council of the United Democratic Front in Pietermaritzburg (UDF).
    * Secretary of the Pietermaritzburg Combined Ratepayers and Residents Association (1986 to 1990).
    * Senior Lecturer in Sociology from the University of Natal.
    * Member of the Branch and Regional structures of the African National Congress (ANC).
    * Member of the Branch Central Committee and Politburo of the South Afruican Communist Party (SACP).

Positions in Parliament

    * Chairperson of the Membership of Legislatures Adhoc Committee (1997).
    * Chairperson of the Provincial and Local Government Portfolio Committee (March 1998 to June 2004).
    * Chaiperson of the Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee since June 2004.
    * Member of the Reconstruction and Development Committee in Parliament.

Source: GCIS

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