Ms Nomusa Dube-Ncube took office on 10 August 2022.
KwaMashu-born Honourable Premier, Nomusa Dube-Ncube is the Member of the Executive Council and was responsible for the Finance portfolio in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government. She was previously an MEC for KZN Treasury in the province. Honourable Dube-Ncube served as a Member of the Executive Council for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs as well as Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, .
She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is currently studying towards her PhD.
She serves as a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change Council and also as a Board Member for the 911 Fund - a New York-based Non-Profit Organisation, established by former US President Barack Obama in the wake of one of the most devastating disasters in modern history and human development, the aerial attack on the landmark Twin Towers in New York in 2001.
Apart from providing strategic policy direction for the department as its political head in this portfolio, Honourable Dube-Ncube’s has also assumed the critical position of being the Leader of Government Business (LOGB) within the Provincial Government of KwaZulu-Natal.
As LOGB MEC Dube-Ncubeoversees the day to day running of the provincial government as it discharges its constitutional mandate in consultation with the KZN Legislature.
Endowed with a lifelong passion for small and emerging businesses, at EDTEA, Honourable Dube-Ncube was charged with ensuring that the province’s economic growth is sustained from SMMEs to big business and industries.
Also topping her agenda is the issue of environment; its sustainability of the ecosystem as well as the wild life.
She has already demonstrated her passion for the environment in her previous deployment where she utilised every platform she got to highlight the negative impact of climate change on the environment and communities. She has been piloting policies that emphasise the radical shift from unsustainable economic practices to eco-friendly business operations.
Her previous tenure was that of Chief Whip of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Parliament. She has also served South Africa as its Ambassador to the Czech Republic.
Honourable Dube-Ncube is also a former Mayor – under the TLC dispensation - and former and Speaker of South Africa’s second largest city and economic hub - Durban.
She is a seasoned local government practitioner and an astute policy maker.
Source: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government