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Chohan, Fatima Ismail (DM)
 
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Position: Deputy Minister of Home Affairs
 
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Tel: 021 469 6517
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Email: fchohan@parliament.gov.za / andre.gaum@dha.gov.za
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Street Address: 120 Plein Street
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Parliamentary Committee Membership
PC on Basic Education
Parliamentary Career
Current: Ms Fatima Ismail Chohan is the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs; a position she has held since 1 November 2010, and to which she was re-appointed in May 2014. She is also a member of African National Congress (ANC) and she has been a Member of Parliament since 1996.
Past: Legal Advisor in the Office of the Gauteng Premier (Legal & Constitutional Unit), Legal Advisor in the Gauteng Legislature; Deputy Head of Metro Legal Services (Greater JHB); Member of Transvaal Indian Congress - (Served as alternate Representative to Codesa); Member of the Black Students Society, 1987-1990(Wits); Member of the Muslim Students Society, 1987-1990, Executive Member 1988-1990; ANC Branch Secretary 1990-1996
Political Career:
Current: Executive Member (additional) of the ANC Branch in Dulla Omar Region, Western Cape
Past: Legal Advisor in the Office of the Gauteng Premier (Legal & Constitutional Unit), Legal Advisor in the Gauteng Legislature; Deputy Head of Metro Legal Services (Greater JHB); Member of Transvaal Indian Congress - (Served as alternate Representative to Codesa); Member of the Black Students Society, 1987-1990(Wits); Member of the Muslim Students Society, 1987-1990, Executive Member 1988-1990; ANC Branch Secretary 1990-1996
Membership:
  Ms Chohan is an executive member of the ANC branch in the Dulla Omar region of the Western Cape, and deputy chairperson of the ANC's Robert Waterwich Thornhill branch in the Dulla Omar region. She has been a representative of the National Assembly to the Judicial Services Commission from May 2009 She has served as a cChairperson of various Parliamentary committees, including the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education; the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development; the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises; the Joint Ad hoc Committee on Oversight and Accountability, and the Joint Task Team on Legislative Procedure. Ms Chohan has also served as Legal advisor in the Gauteng Legislature and was a parliamentary representative on the Magistrates Commission. She was later appointed as chairperson of the Western Cape Provincial Committee of the Magistrates Commission. Ms Chohan has served as deputy head of Metro Legal Services in Greater Johannesburg; as a member of the Transvaal Indian Congress, and as alternate representative to the Convention for a Democratic South Africa. Ms Chohan was a member of the Black Students Society from 1987 to 1990; a member of the Provincial Task Team responsible for inducting newly elected ANC councillors in the 1990s, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Muslim Student Society.
Education: Ms Chohan completed her schooling in Laudium, Pretoria. She holds a B.Proc degree from the University of Witwatersrand and was admitted to the Side Bar in 1998. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Constitutional Law at Rhodes University.

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