South Africa’s ministers are crucial to the functioning of the country, but their competency is often called into question.
Besides their performance and that of their departments, a measure of a minister’s ability is often linked to their education achievements.
This point is often raised when looking at the poor performance of South Africa under former President Jacob Zuma, which was attributed in part to his lack of formal education.
MyBroadband previously looked into the qualifications of South Africa’s top political party leaders and found there were various qualifications among them – ranging from a doctorate to a matric certificate.
ANC leader and South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has a BProc degree, while his strongest rivals Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema boast Master’s and Honours degrees respectively.
The qualifications of South Africa’s ministers
MyBroadband has now taken this investigation a step further by looking into the qualifications of of South Africa’s current ministers.
Again, the qualifications of these politicians range from doctorates to matric certificates – but on the whole, South Africa’s ministers seem to be fairly well qualified.
South Africa’s ministers and their qualifications are detailed below.
|Qualifications of South African Ministers|
|Aaron Motsoaledi||Health||Bachelor’s Degree of Medicine and Surgery|
|Angie Motshekga||Basic Education||Masters Degree in Educational Science|
|Ayanda Dlodlo||Public Service & Administration||Postgraduate Qualifications in Management Development, Business Management, and Executive Development Programmes|
|Bathabile Dlamini||Women||Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies|
|Bheki Cele||Police||Diploma in Teaching|
|Blade Nzimande||Transport||Doctorate in Philosophy specialising in Sociology|
|Derek Hanekom||Tourism||Matric Certificate|
|Dipuo Letsatsi-Dube||State Security||Diplomas in Political Science and Mass Communication|
|Ebrahim Patel||Economic Development||Bachelor of the Arts Degree|
|Gugile Nkwinti||Water and Sanitation||Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management|
|Gwede Mantashe||Mineral Resources||Masters Degree in Commerce|
|Jeff Radebe||Energy||B.Juris Degree, LLM in International Law|
|Lindiwe Sisulu||International Relations and Cooperation||Masters Degrees in History and Philosophy|
|Lindiwe Zulu||Small Business Development||Masters Degree in Journalism|
|Maite Nkoana-Mashabane||Rural Development and Land Reform||Undisclosed|
|Michael Masutha||Justice and Correctional Services||BJuris Degree, LLB Degree|
|Mildred Oliphant||Labour||Certificates in Macroeconomics and Project Management|
|Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane||Science and Technology||Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology|
|Naledi Pandor||Higher Education and Training||Masters Degrees in Education and General Linguistics|
|Nathi Mthethwa||Arts and Culture||Diploma in Community Development|
|Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma||The Presidency: Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation||Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and Botany, and Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)|
|Nomaindia Mfeketo||Human Settlements||Honorary Doctorate of Law|
|Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula||Defence||Diploma in Primary School Teaching|
|Nomvula Mokonyane||Environmental Affairs||Post-Matric Certificates in Emerging Economics, Economics and Finance, and Project Planning|
|Pravin Gordhan||Public Enterprises||Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy|
|Rob Davies||Trade and Industry||Doctorate in Political Studies|
|Senzeni Zokwana||Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries||Undisclosed|
|Siyabonga Cwele||Home Affairs||Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) and Masters Degree in Philosophy specialising in Economic Policy|
|Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams||Communications||Diploma in Telecommunications and Management Systems|
|Susan Shabangu||Social Development||Matric Certificate|
|Tito Mboweni||Finance||Masters Degree in Development Economics|
|Thulas Nxesi||Public Works||Bachelor’s Degree in Education|
|Tokozile Xasa||Sport and Recreation||Masters Degree in Public Administration|
|Zweli Mkhize||Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs||Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)|