Minister of Mineral Resources

Ms Susan Shabangu, MP

Personal information

Date of Birth: 28 February 1956.

Current position

    Minister of Mineral Resources of the Republic of South Africa since 10 May 2009.

    Member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Working Committee since December 2007.

    Member of National Executive Council (NEC) of African National Congress (ANC).

Academic qualifications

  • Attended Madibane High School in Soweto (1977)

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Became involved in politics in 1980.
Assistant Secretary, Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW), Federation of Transvaal (1980)
Active member of the Anti-Republic Campaign Committee (1981).
Involved in the formation of the Release Mandela Campaign Committee (1982).
Organiser/Administrator for the Amalgamated Black Worker's Project (1984 - 1985).
National Women's Co-ordinator for the Transport and General Workers Union (T and GWU).
Representative of the Transport and General Worker's Union (T and GWU) at the Industrial Council.
Member of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) National Women's Sub-Committee working with women's issues and representing the T and GWU on National level.
Involved in the voter education programme (COSATU National Election Task Team) aimed at workers during the election campaign.
Served in the ANC National Election Steering Committee.
Elected at a COSATU Special Congress as a regional candidate to the National Assembly (1994)
Advisor to the September Commission assigned to look at future of the unions during transitional stage and later Member of Parliament.
Has actively participated in committees such as Labour, Transport and Trade and Industry since 1994.
Served in the ANC East Rand PCO Management Committee (1995 - 1996).
Deputy Minister of Minerals and Energy of the Republic of South Afrrica (April 1996 - April 2004).
Vice-Chairperson of the National Labour and Development Institute.
National Treasurer of SANCO
Deputy Minister for Safety and Security of the Republic of South Africa from April 2004 - 10 May 2009.

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Tel: (012) 444 - 3000