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Radebe, Jeffrey Thamsanqa (Minister)
 
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Position: Minister in The Presidency
 
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Email: minprivatesec@justice.gov.za
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Parliamentary Career
Current: Mr Jeffrey Radebe is the Minister in The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa; a position he was appointed to on 26 May 2014.
Past: ANC Peace Forum Regional Chairperson; SACP Interim Leadership Group Secretary; ANC Chairperson Southern Natal region; ANC Deputy Chairperson Southern Natal region; Political prisoner; MK military training; ANC International Department Zambia; Created underground ANC and SACP structures; Radio Freedom journalist; Student activist.
Political Career:
Current: ANC NEC; Natal Regional Dispute Resolution Committee; ANC NWC; ANC Head of Policy and he serves as a member of the SACP Central Committee.
Past: ANC Peace Forum Regional Chairperson; SACP Interim Leadership Group Secretary; ANC Chairperson Southern Natal region; ANC Deputy Chairperson Southern Natal region; Political prisoner; MK military training; ANC International Department Zambia; Created underground ANC and SACP structures; Radio Freedom journalist; Student activist.
Membership:
  Mr Radebe became a student activist and joined the underground structures of the ANC during the student uprisings of 1976. After serving his legal articles in Durban in 1976, he went into exile in Mozambique on instruction of the ANC. Mr Radebe worked as a radio journalist with Radio Freedom in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania for two years, after which he went to Zambia where he worked for the ANC's International Department. He subsequently created underground ANC and South African Communist Party (SACP) structures inside South Africa from Lesotho, giving political direction to activists. He underwent military training with Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) and was arrested in Johannesburg and convicted under the Terrorism Act. His 10-year sentence was reduced to six years on appeal in 1986. While in Robben Island, Mr Radebe was active in the ANC's political department, and by the time he left Robben Island, he was head of the department. He was released after organising a successful 12-day hunger strike to speed up the release of political prisoners in 1990. Between 1990 and 1991, he served as a project co-ordinator for the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (Nadel) and was eventually he was elected deputy chairperson of the ANC, Southern Natal Region in 1990. Mr Radebe served as a secretary of the SACP's Interim Leadership Core between 1990 and 1991; From 1991 to 1994, he was chairperson of the ANC's Southern Natal Region. During the same period, he also served on the Natal Regional Dispute Resolution Committee, and as a chairperson of the Regional ANC Peace Forum. In 1995 he became a member of the ex political prisoners committee.
Education: Mr Radebe obtained a B.Jur degree from the University of Zululand in 1976, and an LLM in International Law from Leipzig University in 1981. He also studied at the Lenin International School, in Moscow in 1985. In 1996, Mr Radebe received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the Chicago State University.

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