Patricia de Lille, Ms

de Lille
Date Of Birth

Current Positions

Patricia de Lille was appointed as Minister of Tourism of the Republic of South Africa on the 6th of March of 2023.

She was Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure from 30 May 2019 to 6 March 2023 

She is currently the leader of the political party Good. She is a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Western Cape Provincial Minister of Social Development from 2010 to 2011.  De Lille was selected as the DA's mayoral candidate in Cape Town, ahead of the 2011 local government elections, where she was elected mayor. She was re-elected to a second term as mayor in the 2016 local government elections, served until 2018.

She resigned as mayor and terminated her DA party membership on 31 October 2018. From 2015 to 2017, she was Provincial Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape.

In 1989, De Lille was elected onto the National Executive Committee of the Pan Africanist Movement (PAM). She led a delegation in the constitutional negotiations that preceded South Africa's first democratic election in 1994, and following her election as a Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) MP, she was appointed as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport from 1994 to 1999.

She also served on various portfolio Committees including Health, Minerals and Energy, Trade and Industry, Communications, the Rules Committee and the Code of Ethics.


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