Nomaindia Mfeketo Biography
Nomaindia Mfeketo was born on 2nd June 1952 in Cape Town, South Africa. She is a South African politician and the Minister of Human Settlements.
She was previously Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, and the former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa, serving from from 9 May 2009 until 25 May 2014. She was the mayor of Cape Town in South Africa from 1998-2000 and again from 2002 to 2006.
Nomaindia Mfeketo Age
She was born on 2nd June 1952.
Nomaindia Mfeketo Education Background
She has an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Cape Town.
- 1992 – 1994: She worked for the Development Action Group (DAG) on a public housing project.
- 1991 – 1992: She worked for the Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT)
- 1981 – 1991: She worked for the agricultural training NGO ZAKH.
Nomaindia Mfeketo Political Career
Prior to entering politics Ms Mfeketho worked for a number of NGOs. From 1981 to 1991, Ms Mfeketo worked for the agricultural training NGO ZAKHE Agricultural College and Training Institute after which she worked for the Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT) from 1991 to 1992 and 1992-1994 Mfeketho worked for the Development Action Group (DAG) on a public housing project.
She was elected Chairperson of the South African Wine Trust (SAWIT) and received the Local Government Management of South Africa Award for launching a large citizen listening campaign in 2003. She became the fourth woman and the first black woman to be Mayor of the City of Cape Town when she held the post briefly in 1998. She was re-elected Mayor following the floor-crossing period which gave her party, the ANC, the majority in the city council in 2002. She held the post until the DA regained control of the council in 2006.
In 2007 she was elected to the ANC’s National Executive Committee. On May 6, 2009, she was elected as Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly a position he held until May 21, 2014. She was appointed as the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in 2014. She is currently the Minister of Human Settlements as at 26 February 2018.
Nomaindia Mfeketo Awards
- 2003: Local Government Management of South Africa Award for launching a massive Citizen listening campaign.
Nomaindia Mfeketo Contacts
Tel: 083 609 0091/ 012 351 0150/ 021 403 3980.
Fax: 012 329 2408/ 021 461 9462.
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Mfeketo wrestles with ombud services
Human Settlements Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo has become embroiled in a tussle with the board of the Community Schemes Ombud Services (CSOS) over its “investment” of R80-million with the embattled VBS Mutual Bank.
Last month, Mfeketo suspended chief ombud Seeng Letele because of the payment, which was done without the required permission of the minister and the treasury, and ordered the CSOS to take urgent steps to fix the mess within 14 days.
Although the department did not confirm the suspension, two CSOS insiders say the board is challenging the suspension, arguing it is its decision to make.
The board is also seeking legal advice on the directive issued by Mfeketo in terms of section 28 of the CSOS Act.
This section allows the minister to appoint an administrator and strip the board of its powers if it fails to take any action specified by the minister in cases when the service is in financial difficulty, is being mismanaged or is unable to perform effectively because of infighting.
“It has come down to technicalities,” one source said.
“Even though she [Letele] was originally seconded to CSOS by the department, her permanent employment [last month] as chief ombud was confirmed by the Cabinet. However, the minister did not formalise her appointment through a letter yet, so she can still be seen as a departmental employee.”
The second source, who is part of the CSOS leadership, said: “The board is divided over whether to defend her or not. There were serious fights at the board meeting where they resolved to go for a legal opinion on whether the minister is empowered to act or not.”
The CSOS did not respond to the Mail & Guardian’s questions, but the human settlements department spokesperson, Xolani Xundu, said Mfeketo issued the directive after two meetings with the board last month.
“So far, she has not received a response from the board but a request for an additional seven-day extension to the original deadline is [what] it wanted to provide the minister with a ‘comprehensive response given the gravity of the matters’ involved.
“In a spirit of fairness, let us allow this process to play itself out, as the questions you are raising are the questions the board is grappling with as it seeks to meet the minister’s deadline,” Xundu said.
This extension, granted by Mfeketo, follows an inquiry from one of the CSOS’s stakeholders, the National Association of Managing Agents (Nama), to explain the payments.
Nama, which falls under the purview of the CSOS, pays monthly levies to the organisation’s administration, Nama chief operations officer Coenie Groenewald said.
In June, the M&G reported that the CSOS was the latest of a number of government entities, including 15 municipalities, whose deposits, amounting to billions of rands, were in jeopardy.
VBS was placed under curatorship in March after it ran into liquidity problems when the treasury instructed municipalities to stop investing with the
Several other reports at the time revealed the bank had paid handsome commissions to middlemen, including politicians, who encouraged municipalities in Limpopo to deposit money in the bank.
Adopted From: mg.co.za