Minister of Mineral Resources

Mr. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane

Personal information

Mr. Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane was born in Vrede in the Eastern Free State.

Current position

    Mr Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane is the Minister of Mineral Resources from 23 September 2015.

    Mr Zwane is a Member of Parliament and served as a member of both the Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development and the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the National Assembly, before his appointment to the Mineral Resources portfolio.

    Mr Zwane is also currently treasurer of the (ANC) Free State region

Academic qualifications

    Mr Zwane obtained his secondary teacher's diploma from the South African Teachers' College in Pretoria and a certificate in Executive Leadership Municipal Development Programme from the University of Pretoria.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities


Mr Zwane's involvement in politics started in the early 1980s as a member of the Thembelihle Youth Congress. He is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) who subsequently joined the ANC's Thembelihle branch.


He is one of the founding members of the first ANC branch in Roadside in the Free State, where he taught at a farm school.


Mr Zwane served as secretary of the ANC's regional executive committee (REC) in the then Frankfort region in the early 1990s before it was renamed the Thabo Mofutsanyana region following the amalgamation of local councils.


In 2006 he became chairperson of the REC in the Thabo Mofutsanyana region.


Mr Zwane was previously a Member of the Free State Provincial Legislature from 21 May 2014 to 3 September 2015. He previously served as the MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development, and also for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in the Free State provincial government.

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70 Meintje Street
Trevenna Campus

Tel: (012) 444 - 3000