Ms. Faith MazibukoMEC FOR SPORT, ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION
Faith Nonhlanhla Mazibuko was born on the 2nd April 1965, at Charteston location in Nigel. She started her schooling at Jabavu East Community School and Saint Matthews Roman Catholic School in Rockville, Moroka. She then proceeded to Marianhill High School in Pinetown, subsequently completing high school education at Sekano-Ntoane Senior Secondary School where she obtained her Matric (Grade12).
For her tertiary education she enrolled with the University of South Africa (UNISA) majoring in Education, English and History. She studied the Executive Strategic Leadership Course at (WITS) Graduate School of Public Management. With Rhodes University and Afrika Intellectual Resources Certificate she studied for the Certificate in Leadership Communication and Certificate in Public and Parliamentary Leadership Courses.
She also studied through the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI) the short course on Introduction to Thought Leadership for Africa’s Renewal. She also obtained extensive training in Cuba at the National CDR Cadres School in Cuba and underwent short training in the Leadership Program at the Jay Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York.
Political and Community Involvement: She was a member of the Soweto Students League; Soweto Youth Congress (SOYCO); Young Christian Students (YCS) and Soweto Civic Organisation in Moroka. She was then elected as a Branch Executive member of the ANC Youth League Moroka Branch, where she was the Pioneer’s Officer.
She was elected an ANC Youth League Zonal Executive Committee member (Soweto zone) as the Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture then served as Provincial Executive Committee Member (ANCYL), and was Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture. She was elected as the ANC Branch Secretary of the Vuyani Mabaxa Branch in Diepkloof. Elected and re-elected as an ANC Regional Executive Committee Member in Greater Johannesburg. She was elected in 2008 as the Provincial Deputy Secretary of the ANC Women’s League in Gauteng, re-elected in 2012. In May 2010 she was elected as a Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member of the ANC in Gauteng.
She became a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in 1996, was a Party Whip and served on portfolio committees of Health, Social Development, Education, Safety, Arts and Culture. She was also a Chairperson of the Women’s Caucus, was also a Deputy Chief Whip. In 2004 she was deployed to National Council of Provinces (NCOP) as an MP representing Gauteng.
She served on Select committees of health, social development, education, sport, arts and culture, and was also a Co- Chairperson of the Joint Monitoring Committee on the Improvement of quality of life and the status of women, youth, children and people with Disabilities. She was very active at the NCOP and served in many Ad- hoc Committees including the Afrika Peer Review Committee. She was also co-chair of the Ad-hoc Committee of the NYDA.
After the National General elections of April 2009 she was deployed as a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) of Infrastructure Development, and then in November 2010 she was redeployed as an MEC for Community Safety in the Gauteng Provincial Government. After the National General elections of 2014, she was deployed as the MEC for Social Development and Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and then redeployed as MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.
She's passionate about serving communities and her hobbies are dancing and listening to good music.