Aaron Motsoaledi


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Nov 22, 2010
Dr Aaron Motsoaledi was appointed the Minister of Health for the Republic of South Africa on 11 May 2009.

He is a Medical Practitioner by profession.

He is currently a serving member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) since December 2007. Served in the NEC’s Health and Education Sub-Committeee since then.

After the unbanning of the ANC, elected into the Executive Committee of the ANC in Limpopo Province of South Africa for the past 19 years.

Student activist since 1979, elected into the National Executive of Student Organisation (AZASO) in 1981. Student Representative Council (SRC) President of the University of Natal in 1982.

A leader in the United Democratic Front (UDF) in 1983. A very active member in the activities of the then banned African National Congress (ANC) since 1981.

Dr Motsoaledi has served in various portfolios as a Member of the Executive in the Province of Limpopo, South Africa. He was in the first Executive of the Province to address the transformation agenda of the democratic government in 1994. This included the amalgamation of five (5) apartheid created administration into one Provincial Administration. In addition he was instrumental in developing provincial policy and strategies to address poverty, unemployment, access to services amongst others.

He has previously served in the following Portfolios within the Province of Limpopo:

  • Provincial Minister of Education
  • Provincial Minister of Agriculture
  • Provincial Minister of Transport
  • Provincial Minister of Education again

Dr Motsoaledi worked in Public Hospitals and later worked as a Private Medical Practitioner in Limpopo Province serving remote and underserved rural areas.