Mmamoloko Kubayi Biography
Mmamoloko Kubayi is a South African politician. She is the Minister of Science and Technology, after having brief stints as the Minister of both Communications and Energy. She has also served as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Mmamoloko Kubayi Age
She likes to keep her private life away from the public hence she has never revealed her date of birth or when she celebrates her birthday.
Mmamoloko Kubayi Husband | Mmamoloko Kubayi Married | Mmamoloko Kubayi Wedding
She is married to her husband Joel Sihle Ngubane. During their wedding, her husband wanted to look like a pilot on their wedding day and therefore he worn a unique combination of an airforce pilot’s wings and a sailor’s cap.
Mmamoloko Kubayi Education | Mmamoloko Kubayi Qualifications
She matriculated from Thusa Setjhaba High School. She has a degree in Vista University, Soweto campus. In 2002 he did a Diploma in Project Management at Damelin. In 2015, she did a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mmamoloko Kubayi Political Career
She was the ANC Proportional Representative from 2006-2009 in the City of Johannesburg Municipality and also the Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Transport, in the same period. She also served in the ANC Youth League as a Provincial Executive Council (PEC) member in Gauteng Province.
Although Minister Kubayi served on various committees over the years,immediately prior to her appointment to the National Executive she served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
Positions Held – Mmamoloko Kubayi CV
♦ Minister of Science and Technology at National Executive (Executive) since 26th February 2018
♦ Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (132): Mabopane (Constituency Office) since 21st May 2014
♦ Member at National Assembly (Parliament) since 21st May 2014
♦ Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)
♦ Minister of Communications at National Executive (Executive) from 17th October 2017 until 26th February 2018
♦ Minister of Energy at National Executive (Executive) from 30th March 2017 until 17th October 2017
♦ Chairperson at Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services (National Assembly Committees) from June 2014 until 30th March 2017
♦ Member at Ad Hoc Committee on Police Minister’s Report on Nkandla (Ad Hoc Committees) from June 2015 until 6th August 2015
♦ Member-elect at National Assembly (Parliament) from 16th May 2014 until 21st May 2014
♦ 15th Candidate at African National Congress Regional Gauteng Election List 2014 (Election List) from 22nd April 2014 until 7th May 2014
♦ Member at National Assembly (Parliament) from 6th May 2009 until 6th May 2014
♦ Member at Rules of the National Assembly (National Assembly Committees) until 6th May 2014
♦ Whip at National Assembly (Parliament) until 6th May 2014
♦ Member at Private Members’ Legislative Proposals and Special Petitions (National Assembly Committees) until 6th May 2014
Mmamoloko Kubayi Contact Details
Tel: 083 424 6529/ 012 406 7612.
Fax: 012 444 4505
Mmamoloko Kubayi Interview
Interviewer: What is your political background?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: I became a SASCO branch Chairperson at Vista University and then Regional Executive Member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in the Greater Johannesburg region. I subsequently became a Deputy Provincial Secretary of the ANCYL in Gauteng province.
Interviewer: What does my job as an MP entail?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: I am the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. I interact with all stakeholders in this portfolio and speak on behalf of the committee on matters relating to the portfolio.
Interviewer: What constituency area have you been assigned to by your party? What has been the highlights of your constituency work?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: I am responsible for the Mabopane Constituency Area. We have a programme each month based on developed themes. In January 2016 we visited the best performing high school and donated dignity packs donated by the Vodacom Foundation. We visited a no-fee primary school and donated Kellogs packs from the Judith Sephuma Foundation.
To close the back to school campaign we hosted the 3rd Annual Grade 12 Awards Ceremony where we donated tablets from Mustek to top performing learners. Principals and educators and were awarded with data bundle vouchers and book vouchers from the Telkom Foundation. We also awarded the learners who passed Matric with certificates and trophies.
Interviewer: Highlights of Parliament so far?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: I have been a Whip of the Portfolio Committees on Basic Education, Higher Education and Private Members’ Legislative Proposals and Petitions. I have also been a Programming Whip, Acting Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC, Parliamentary Counsellor of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe – and of course my current position as Chairperson of the Telecommunications and Postal Services committee is also a highlight.
I have served on the Rules Committee and the Programming Committee during the Fourth Parliament. I served on the Chief Whip’s Forum and at times chaired it when the Chief Whip of the Majority party was not present.
Interviewer: What are you most passionate about – this applies both in a political/professional arena as well as personally?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, hence the quote “you have never really lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you” resonates strongly with me. I am also very passionate about reading.
Interviewer: What would your message to South Africa be?
Mmamoloko Kubayi: As South Africans we need to roll up our sleeves and build our country for ourselves and the future generation. Each and every individual has a responsibility and duty to contribute towards building a non-racial, non-sexist and united South Africa. We owe it to those who died during the struggle to attain a democratic country.
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