Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane

Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform (2018-)

Portfolio History: 

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation (2009-2018)


Before being appointed minister of international relations and cooperation, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane served four years as member of the executive council (MEC) for local government and housing in Limpopo province. Between 1999 and 2005 she represented South Africa as high commissioner to Malaysia, and as high commissioner to India between 1995 and 1999. During the 1980s, Nkoana-Mashabane was an active member of the United Democratic Font (UDF) and the underground structures of the ANC, later participating in the re-launch of its Women’s League. She has served as chairman of the Women’s League Limpopo provincial executive, as a member of its national working committee and, subsequently, as a member of Parliament in the National Assembly between 1994 and 1995.