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Brown, Lynne (Minister)
 
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Position: Minister of Public Enterprises
 
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Cape Town
Tel: 021 469 6762
Fax: 021 465 2381
Email: info@dpe.gov.za
Postal Address: Private Bag X9079
CAPE TOWN
8000
Street Address: 120 Plein Street
16th Floor, Room 1618
CAPE TOWN
Western Cape
 
Pretoria  
Postal Address: Private Bag X15
  HATFIELD
Street Address: 1090 Arcadia Street
  1090 Arcadia Street, Hatfield
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Parliamentary Career
Current: Ms Lynne Brown is the Minister of Public Enterprises of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 26 May 2014.
Political Career:
Membership:
  Ms Brown was a founding member of the United Women's Organisation formed in 1979. She became a member of the African National Congress (ANC) in the 1980's and she has been a member of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) and chairperson of the NEC Legislature and Governance Sub-committee. She was an executive member of the Federation of South African Women and general secretary of the ANC Women's League in the Western Cape. She started the Women's College in the early 90's for women in governance. She became a member of the Mitchell's Plain Youth Congress and a member of United Democratic Front. She served as treasurer of the(ANC) Western Cape region. Ms Brown taught at Beaufort West Salt River High and Mitchells Plain she also taught what was then called 'night school' to Grootte Schuur Hospital staff and is a committed supporter of adult education. She was a patron of the Wheat Trust. She served as a Premier of the Western Cape from 25 July 2008 to May 2009. Prior to her appointment as a Premier, she was Member of the Executive Council for Finance and Tourism in the Western Cape. She has served as chairperson of the Standing Committee on Community Services, Health and Welfare and on Finance and Public Accounts. She was an ANC Chief Whip and Deputy Speaker, as well as the Speaker of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and a leader of Government Business in the Western Cape.
Education: Ms Brown holds a certificate in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of the Western Cape and obtained a certificate in Gender Development Planning Methodology from the University College in London.

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