pamelaMs. Pamela Tshwete

Deputy Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation.

Current Positions →
Deputy Minister of the Department of Water and Sanitation of South Africa as from 18th May 2014

Previous Positions →
  • Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform of the Republic of South Africa from 10 July 2013
  • Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 2002
  • 1993-2008 serve three terms in (ANCWL) National Executive Committee
  • ANCWL Eastern Cape Convener ANC activist
  • ANC NEC Legislative & Governance Subcommittee member
  • ANC NEC Communication Subcommittee member
  • Member of the Provincial ANCWL in the Eastern Cape
  • ANCWL EC Disciplinary Committee member
  • ANC EC Provincial Executive Member
  • Whip of Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture- 2004
  • Acting Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture
  • Chairperson of Ad-hoc Committee on Filling of Vacancies on Commission of Gender Equality
  • Whip of the Committee on the Improvement of Quality of Life and the Status of Women
  • Whip of Portfolio Committee on Social Development
  • Member of CPA Steering Committee from 2008-2013
  • Election Observer Mission in Kenya and Lesotho
  • Member of ANC Caucus Strategy
  • Member of National Assembly Rules Committee 2008-2013
  • Member of Joint Rules Committee 2009-2013
  • ANC Caucus Attendance and Disciplinary Whip, 2009 -2013
  • ANC Whippery Committee 2002-2013
  • Joint Committee on HIV& AIDS 2012-2013

Academic Qualifications →
  • Nursing Diploma
  • Computer Skills
  • Primary Healthcare Certificate

Training – Additional Courses Attended →
  • Parliamentary Leadership Development Programme Module 6:
  • Certificate in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Course on Sustainable Economic Development
  • Certificate on Comprehensive Social Security
  • Certificate in Evidence Based Social Studies
  • Certificated in Training on Election Observation & Observed the Lesotho General Elections of 2012
  • Course on Evidence Based Social Policy: 30 January -10 February 2012 by Rhodes University
  • Completed Social Policy and Social Policy Analysis through Oxford University and Social Policy in 2010
  • Completed Social Security Training Programme through Institute for Social Law and Policy in 2012
  • Completed Evidence Based Social Policy course through Oxford University and Social Policy Institute in 2013

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities →
  • Administrative work within the Parliamentary Constituency Office
  • Field work with Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Execute oversight with the Constituency e.g. Primary Healthcare Centre, Schools, Community project and entities
  • Visit state funded entities in regard to monitor compliances of Occupational Health and Safety practices
  • Assist with Community health education and awareness


Telephone: +27 (0) 35 902 1000
Fax: +27 (0) 35 902 1111
Physical: Corner South Central Arterial and Battery Bank.
Alton Industrial Area. Richards Bay.

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