Mr David Mahlobo

Mr David Mahlobo
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Energy (2017-)

Portfolio History: 

Minister of State Security (2014-2017)

Background: 

Mr David Mbangiseni Mahlobo, holds a BSc Degree (Microbiology and Biochemistry), attained in 1998, as well as a BSc Honours Degree (Biochemistry) from the University of Zululand which he acquired the following year. Prior to his appointment as minister, Mr Mahlobo headed up the co-operative governance and traditional affairs department. He served as a member of SASCO from 1994 to 2000. He filled a number of positions at the University of Zululand during his student days including the Desmond Tutu Trust Committee, the auditor-general's steering committee, the finance committee and chairperson of the audit committee. Mr Mahlobo also had a stint as the director of the water affairs and forestry department’s transformation committee in the mid-2000s. He was appointed to the ANC’s national executive committee in 2012. Mr Mahlobo played an important role in the departmental task team on the transformation and restructuring of the public service. He served as minister of state security from 2014 to 2017, when he became minister of energy.