Ms Nandi Mayathula-Khoza
MEC FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Nandi Mayathula-Khoza is MEC for Social Development following her appointment by Premier David Makhura.
Ms Mayathula-Khoza was born on the 24th January 1962, in Senaoane, Soweto.
- She is married with four children.
- She has one older sister & one younger brother.
Ms Mayathula-Khoza is a Science, Maths & Geography educator by profession who taught at Uwezo College in Johannesburg (1987 – 1989)
- She worked as a writer of educational material for UNISA & Khanya College students (1989 – 1990)
- She also worked as a community development facilitator for an NGO called Community Based Education Program and was promoted to become it's Managing Director (1991 – 1997).
- She has been an active member of the ANC since 1980’s to date.
Due to her political and Community Activism; Ms Mayathula-Khoza was deployed as
- The " 1st Speaker" of Joburg council;
- The Local Government Councillor in 1994;
- The 2nd Women Democratically elected Mayor of Soweto in 1997;
- Council Speaker of the City of Joburg Metro Council in 2000;
- Member of the Mayoral Committee for Community development in 2006;
- MEC for Agriculture, Rural and Social Development including Environment in 2009 and is currently an MEC for Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development;
- MEC for Infrastructure Development from 01 June 2014 – 04 February 2016; an
- Currently MEC for Social Development since March 2016.
Ms Mayathula-Khoza holds;
- A Bachelor of Science Degree and a Diploma in Education from the University of Swaziland (1987)
- A Bachelor of Education from the University of Witwatersrand (1991).
- A Certificate on Development Management and Facilitation from the University of Witwatersrand (1998).
- A Certificate on Democracy and Local Governance from the Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (2003).
- A Certificate in Municipal Management Development Program from the University of Pretoria and ANC Political School (2004).
- She has passed all theory work on the Master's Degree in Public Development and Management and is due to complete her dissertation.
Mayathula-Khoza is a member of the ANC & ANCWL Provincial Executive Committee member
- She is an honorary board member of the Valued Citizens NGO which teaches Learners how to become responsible citizens with good moral value.
- She is currently deployed by the Gauteng Premier to convene and strengthen links with the Senior Citizens, People with Disability and Faith Based Sectors Leadership, on behalf of Gauteng Government.
- She remains passionate about Education and Socio-economic empowerment of youth and women.