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Mthethwa, Emmanuel Nathi (Minister)
 
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Position: Minister of Arts and Culture
 
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Parliamentary Career
Current: Mr Nkosinathi Emmanuel "Nathi" Mthethwa is the Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa from the 26 May 2014.
Past: He became politically active in 1982 as a member of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation at the age of 15 in KwaZulu-Natal, and became its Chairperson 1987; In 1988 he worked as Food & Allied Workers Union (FAWU) organiser, where he was recruited into the underground work of the African National Congress as part of Operation Vula; In 1989 he was elected to the position of secretary of the SA Youth Congress (SAYCO) in Southern Natal and later that year, elected the Chairperson of the Southern Natal Unemployed Workers Union, an initiative of COSATU. He was arrested the same year during apartheid regime’s state of emergency; After the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, he was elected the first branch secretary in Natal, and later that year became Regional Secretary of the Southern Natal ANCYL; In 1994 he was elected to the NEC of the ANCYL and served in its National Working Committee and as Secretary of its Organisation sub-committee until 2004; He was deployed into the ANC national organising team in 2001; He became a member of the National Assembly in 2002 and was appointed Chairperson of the Minerals & Energy portfolio committee in 2004; He remains active in his King Dingiswayo branch of the ANC in KZN
Political Career:
Current: He is also a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC); member of the ANC National Working Committee (NWC) and an active member of King Dingiswayo branch of the ANC in KZN. He was elected as the first Branch Secretary of ANC in Klaarwater in KZN since 1990 and has been a member of Parliament from 2002.
Past: He became politically active in 1982 as a member of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation at the age of 15 in KwaZulu-Natal, and became its Chairperson 1987; In 1988 he worked as Food & Allied Workers Union (FAWU) organiser, where he was recruited into the underground work of the African National Congress as part of Operation Vula; In 1989 he was elected to the position of secretary of the SA Youth Congress (SAYCO) in Southern Natal and later that year, elected the Chairperson of the Southern Natal Unemployed Workers Union, an initiative of COSATU. He was arrested the same year during apartheid regime’s state of emergency; After the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, he was elected the first branch secretary in Natal, and later that year became Regional Secretary of the Southern Natal ANCYL; In 1994 he was elected to the NEC of the ANCYL and served in its National Working Committee and as Secretary of its Organisation sub-committee until 2004; He was deployed into the ANC national organising team in 2001; He became a member of the National Assembly in 2002 and was appointed Chairperson of the Minerals & Energy portfolio committee in 2004; He remains active in his King Dingiswayo branch of the ANC in KZN
Membership:
  He has been a member of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation from the age of 15 in KZN between 1982 and 1983; and as a Chairperson of the Klaarwater Youth Organisation from 1987 to 1989. He has also served as a Shopsteward of Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) where he was recruited into the underground work of the ANC as part of Operation Vula between 1988 and 1989. He was arrested during Apartheid Regime's state of emergency in 1989; and later he was elected as Secretary of the South African Youth Congress (SAYCO) in Southern Natal and as a Chairperson of the Southern Natal Unemployed Workers Union, an initiative of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) between 1989 and 1990 respectively. He became Regional Secretary of the Southern Natal African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) from 1990 to 1992; and he was elected to the NEC of the ANCYL and served in its NWC as Secretary for organization from 1994 to 2001. Later in that year he was deployed into the ANC National Organising team during the period 2001 to 2002. As member of Parliament Mr Mthethwa had served as a Chairperson for Minerals and Energy Portfolio Committee from 2004 to 2008; and as Chief Whip of the ANC in 2008. He also served on the Board of Directors of 2010 FIFA World Cup Local Organisation Committee. Prior to his appointment as Minister of Police; Mr Mthethwa was the Minister of Safety and Security of the Republic of South Africa from 25 September 2008 to 10 May 2009. Mr Mthethwa was the Minister of Police of the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009 till 25 May 2014.
Education: Mr Mthethwa holds a Diploma in Community Development from University of Natal; a Certificate in Mining Engineering from University of Johannesburg and a Certificate in Communications and Leadership from Rhodes University.
Publications: Mayibuye; Umrabulo contributor
Personal Interests: Writing; sport

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