|Minister of Defence and Military Veterans|
|Assumed office |
12 June 2012
|Preceded by||Lindiwe Sisulu|
|Minister of Correctional Services|
11 May 2009 – 12 June 2012
|Preceded by||Ngconde Balfour|
|Succeeded by||S'bu Ndebele|
|Minister of Home Affairs|
29 April 2004 – 10 May 2009
|Preceded by||Mangosuthu Buthelezi|
|Succeeded by||Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma|
|Born||13 November 1956 (age 64)|
Cape Town, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Alma mater||Canadian University Overseas Services, (Diploma in Project Management), College of Bensonvale, (Diploma In Primary School Teaching) |
Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula (born 13 November 1956) is a South African politician who was appointed Minister of Defence and Military Veterans by President Jacob Zuma in June 2012. She was Minister of Home Affairs from 2004 to 2009 and Minister of Correctional Services from 2009 to 2012.
Early life and education[edit | edit source]
Mapisa-Nqakula obtained a teacher's diploma from the Bensonvale Teachers College.
Career[edit | edit source]
In 1984, she left South Africa to undergo military training in Angola and the Soviet Union. During this time she served as the head of a commission that was set up by the ANC to investigate desertions of ANC Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) members to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Angola.
In 1993, she became the Secretary-General of the ANC Women's League. Before her appointment as Minister of Home Affairs, she held the position as Deputy-Minister of the department.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
She is married to Charles Nqakula.
References[edit | edit source]
- "NOSIVIWE MAPISA-NQAKULA". Who's Who Southern Africa. http://whoswho.co.za/nosiviwe-mapisa-nqakula-2168.
- "Changes to National Executive and South African Police Service". Government of South Africa. 12 June 2012. Archived from the original on 2 April 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130402055757/http://www.info.gov.za/speech/DynamicAction?pageid=461&sid=28277&tid=72299. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. http://www.info.gov.za/events/2009/new_cabinet.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-10.
- "Welcome to the official South African government online site! | South African Government" (in en). Archived from the original on 2010-12-04. https://web.archive.org/web/20101204120901/http://www.info.gov.za/leaders/ministers/defence1.htm.
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