Government leaders

Malusi Knowledge Nkanyezi Gigaba, Mr

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Date of Birth: 30 August 1971

Current Positions

Mr Gigaba is the Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 31 March 2017.

He is also a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC); Patron of the OASIS for Hope Hospice, and he was appointed as ministerial representative to the Council of the University of Potchefstroom by former Minister of Education, Prof Kader Asmal in 2001.

Academic Qualifications

Mr Gigaba holds a Bachelor of Pedagogics in Education from University of Durban-Westville (UDW) during the period 1989 and 1990 and a Master of Arts Degree in Social Policy from UDW during the period 1992 to 1994.
He Matriculated at Vryheid State High School in 1988.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Mr Gigaba became Active in various students and youth organisations, such as Congress of South African Students (COSAS), the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO), the South African Student Congress (SASCO) and Young Christian Students (YCS) during the period 1985 to 1993.
He was also a member of the Geography Students Society, UDW between 1989 and 1991.

He joined the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and the ANCYL in 1990 and he was one of the founding members of the Education Students Society at the University of Durban-Westville in 1992, he was Chaiperson of SASCO at UDW in 1993.

Mr Gigaba worked as an Office-Assistant at the Public Affairs Department, University of Durban-Westville in 1993 and was the Chairperson of the ANCYL, Southern KwaZulu-Natal and later Provincial Secretary in 1994.
He was Provincial Secretary of ANCYL and ex-officio of the Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) of the ANC during the period 1994 to 1996.

He was a convenor of the Provincial Education Forum and a
President of the ANCYL during the period 1994 to 2004 and
a member of the ANC's National Deployment Committee and also a Chairperson of the ANCYL's Political Committee and National Economic Development Commission (NEDC).

He became a member of Parliament for the ANC in 1999 and during that period he also served as a member of the Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee; Joint Monitoring Committee on the Quality of Life and Status of Children, Youth and Disabled Persons; and as member of the Portfolio Committee on Agriculture and Land Affairs (Alternate member). He worked full-time as a consultant for MACSTEEL Company 1997.

Prior to the appointment as Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Gigaba served as the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa between 11 May 2009 and 30 October 2010.
He was the Minister of Public Enterprises of the Republic of South Africa from 1 November 2010 till 25 May 2014.

He served as the Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa from 26 May 2014 until 30 March 2017.

Research/Presentations/Awards/Decorations/Bursaries and Publications

Mr Gigaba presented a paper at The First International Geography Conference, 10 - 14 July 1995 at the University of Durban-Westville entitled: "Land invasions during political transition: the Wiggins saga in Cato Manor" 1995.
In 1997 he was awarded a Certificate of Merit by University of Durban-Westville's Faculty of Education for Outstanding achivements and Contribution to faculty and society and the Cuban National University Students Federation awarded him the highest medal awarded to students and youth leaders in Cuba, the Jose Antonio Echeverrias Medal at the University of Havana's Aula Matta in 2002.
Source: Ministry of Public Enterprises