People with Disabilities
Ms. Sizakele Nkosi - Malobane
MEC FOR COMMUNITY SAFETY
Ms. Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane was appointed on the 23 May 2014 as the MEC for Community Safety by the honourable Premier of Gauteng Mr. David Makhura.
MEC Nkosi-Malobane’s key responsibilities include ensuring that Gauteng is a safe and secure province. Her department is entrusted with responsibilities that include monitoring policing agencies, implementing crime-prevention initiatives, managing traffic, educating citizens about public safety and improving the relationship between communities and law enforcement agencies.
Nkosi-Malobane was born on 1 May 1963 in Diepkloof, Soweto. Growing up, Nkosi-Malobane was exposed to unpleasant conditions which were meant to break her spirit; however she did not allow it and grew to become a highly-respected leader. She finished her high school education at Madibane High School. She holds various certificates, including Local Government Policy Development and Conflict Management.
Before her appointment as a Member of the Executive Committee, Nkosi-Malobane was a Member of the Provincial Legislature since 2009 where she served as the Chairperson of Community Safety and Education Portfolio Committees respectively.
She has 15 years of experience in local government. She served as a Member of the Mayoral Committee for various portfolios including Community Safety in the City of Johannesburg between 2002 and 2009.
She was first introduced to politics by the late David Diutlwileng at Madibane High School where she became a member of the Congress of South African Students.
As a young person, she became one of the operatives of the student progressive forces. Her involvement in the political world made her an obvious target for the security establishment at the time. She had numerous brushes with the law back then but she refused to be silenced by the system.