Deputy Minister

MS. Pamela Tshwete :Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Settlements


Current Position
Deputy Minister of the Department of Human Settlements of South Africa as from 18th May 2019
Previous Positions
Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform of the Republic of South Africa from 10 July 2013
  • Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 2002
  • 1993-2008 serve three terms in (ANCWL) National Executive Committee
  • ANCWL Eastern Cape Convener ANC activist
  • ANC NEC Legislative & Governance Subcommittee member
  • ANC NEC Communication Subcommittee member
  • Member of the Provincial ANCWL in the Eastern Cape
  • ANCWL EC Disciplinary Committee member
  • ANC EC Provincial Executive Member
  • Whip of Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture- 2004
  • Acting Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture
  • Chairperson of Ad-hoc Committee on Filling of Vacancies on Commission of Gender Equality
  • Whip of the Committee on the Improvement of Quality of Life and the Status of Women
  • Whip of Portfolio Committee on Social Development
  • Member of CPA Steering Committee from 2008-2013
  • Election Observer Mission in Kenya and Lesotho
  • Member of ANC Caucus Strategy
  • Member of National Assembly Rules Committee 2008-2013
  • Member of Joint Rules Committee 2009-2013
  • ANC Caucus Attendance and Disciplinary Whip, 2009 -2013
  • ANC Whippery Committee 2002-2013
  • Joint Committee on HIV& AIDS 2012-2013

Academic Qualifications

  • Nursing Diploma
  • Computer Skills
  • Primary Healthcare Certificate

 Training – Additional Courses Attended

Parliamentary Leadership Development Programme Module 6:
  • Certificate in Information and Knowledge Management
  • Course on Sustainable Economic Development
  • Certificate on Comprehensive Social Security
  • Certificate in Evidence Based Social Studies
  • Certificated in Training on Election Observation & Observed the Lesotho General Elections of 2012
  • Course on Evidence Based Social Policy: 30 January -10 February 2012 by Rhodes University
  • Completed Social Policy and Social Policy Analysis through Oxford University and Social Policy in 2010
  • Completed Social Security Training Programme through Institute for Social Law and Policy in 2012
  • Completed Evidence Based Social Policy course through Oxford University and Social Policy Institute in 2013
 Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities
  • Administrative work within the Parliamentary Constituency Office
  • Field work with Environmental Health Practitioners
  • Execute oversight with the Constituency e.g. Primary Healthcare Centre, Schools, Community project and entities
  • Visit state funded entities in regard to monitor compliances of Occupational Health and Safety practices
  • Assist with Community health education and awareness