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Sotyu, Makhotso Maggie (DM)
Political Party:
Position: Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture
Cape Town
Tel: 021 465 5620
Mobile: 082 772 2053
Fax: 021 465 5624
Email: msotyu@parliament.gov.za / deputym@dac.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag X9137,
Street Address: 120 Plein Street
Floor 16 Room 1639
Western Cape
Postal Address: Private Bag X898
Street Address: Kingsley Centre,
  481 cnr Steve Biko and Stanza Bopape Street, Floor 10, Arcadia
Parliamentary Committee Membership
PC on Water and Environmental Affairs
Parliamentary Career
Current: Ms Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu was the Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa. She is the member of Parliament; a member of Joint Standing Committee on Defence. She is a member of both African National Congress Provincial Executive Committee and a member of the African National Congress Women's League Provincial Working Committee of the Free State. She is also a Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Safety and Security.
Past: ANCWL Regional Secretary (Free State); ANC Phelindaba Branch Secretary; ANCWL Free State Organiser; SANCO Free State Head of Social Welfare; NUMSA
Political Career:
Current: ANC Free State PEC Member; ANCWL NEC (Finance & Fundraising convenor); ANCWL National Working Committee member
Past: ANCWL Regional Secretary (Free State); ANC Phelindaba Branch Secretary; ANCWL Free State Organiser; SANCO Free State Head of Social Welfare; NUMSA
  She started her political career as a factory worker in Bloemfontein and was secretary of the Bloemfontein SANCO Regional Structure in the 80's, while staying in Phelindaba, Mangaung. She was deployed to the National Assembly, Parliament of Republic of South Africa in 1999. Honourable Maggie Sotyu served in many Parliament Portfolio Committees including Safety and Security (POLICE), Social Development, Arts and Culture and Science and Technology. She was later appointed to be the Chairperson of both Safety and Security Portfolio Committee and the Security Cluster in Parliament, which she chaired for 8yrs. After the 2009 elections she was appointed to Chair the Portfolio Committee on Water and Environmental Affairs.
Education: She completed her secondary education in Eastern Cape at St Matthews High School in Keiskamahoek. She obtained an Advance Diploma in Economics and a certificate in Media Handling and Research from the University of the Western Cape. She studied a course (certificate) on Sustainable Development and Population Growth, through the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Other: I encourage women to break the silence in respect of violence against women and children. Women in rural areas are not free because of the poverty and unemployment that shackles them - I would like them to be free from these horrible conditions they find themselves in.

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