Ms Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu

Dr Lindiwe Sisulu
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2018-)

Portfolio History: 
  • Minister of Human Settlements (2014-2018)
  • Minister of Pubilc Service and Administration (2012-2014)
  • Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (2009-2012)
  • Minister of Housing (2004-2009)
  • Minister of Intelligence (2001-2004)
  • Deputy Minister of Home Affairs (1996-2001)

Prior to her appointment as minister of Public Service and Administration in June 2012 she was the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans. Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu served as minister of housing and, before that, as minister of intelligence and deputy minister of home affairs. A member of parliament in the National Assembly since 1994, Sisulu is the daughter of ANC veterans Walter and Albertina Sisulu. In exile between 1976 and 1990, she received training in military intelligence in Swaziland as a member of Umkhonto weSiswe (MK). On returning to South Africa, Sisulu served as personal assistant to Jacob Zuma in his capacity as head of ANC intelligence. She holds a BA Honours from the University of Swaziland, where she taught for several years. Sisulu also has an MA in history from the University of New York and an MA in philiosophy from the same institution.