Ms Nomvula Paula Mokonyane

Ms Nomvula Mokonyane
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Environmental Affairs (2018-)

Portfolio History: 
  • Premier of Gauteng (2009-2014)
  • Minister of Water and Sanitation (2014-2018)
Background: 

Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, is currently not a Member of Parliament although she was the former Premier of Gauteng during the last administration. From 1994 she served in various portfolio committees in the Gauteng legislature before becoming MEC for Agriculture, Conservation and Environment (1996), the MEC for Safety and Liaison (1999-2004) and the MEC of Housing (2004-2009). In her political career she has been an executive committee member of the ANC Women’s League and the ANC as well as part of the central committee of the SACP. Mokonyane was a founding member of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and she was active in civic and labour groups in the 1990’s. She has qualifications in local government, leadership and community development. Mokonyane is also the Honorary President of the SA-China People's Friendship Association.