Government leaders

Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi, Dr

Personal

Date of Birth: 7 August 1958

Current Positions

Dr Pakishe Aaron Motsoaledi is the Minister of Health from 26 May 2014. He is also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee.

Academic Qualifications

Dr Motsoaledi holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Natal. He attended high school education at Setotolwane High School.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Health of the Republic of South Africa, Dr Motsoaledi had served as a Chairperson of the Sekhukhune Advice Office from 1986 to 1994; as a Chairperson of Hlahlolanang Health and Nutrition Education Project in 1989; as a Deputy Chairperson of the African National Congress (ANC) in the then Northern Transvaal from 1991 to 1992; as Head of the ANC Elections Commission for Limpopo Province in 1994; as Head of the ANC Economic and Infrastructure Desk and as Head of the ANC Research and Briefing of election Task Team in Limpopo in 1994.

Dr Motsoaledi has also served as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Legislature from 1994 to 2009; as a member of the Limpopo Provincial Executive Council (MEC) for Education from 1994 to 1997; MEC for Transport from 1998 to 1999 and MEC for Agriculture, Land and Environment in 1999. Dr Motsoaledi has been the Minister of Health since 11 May 2009 to date.
Source: Ministry of Health