Matsie Angelina Motshekga
Matsie Angelina Motshekga
Minister of Defence and military veterans
About Me
Previous Executive Position: Minister Basic Education
NEC Member: Yes

Home Province: Limpopo
PCO Province: Western Cape
Municipality: Mossel Bay & Knysna
Region: Southern Cape
Mobile: 0820489448

Constituency Office

Parliamentary Career

Ms Angelina "Angie" Matsie Motshekga is the Minister of Basic Education in the Republic of South Africa since 11 May 2009 and was reappointed to this portfolio on 26 May 2014.

Political Career:


She has also served as Director in the Office of The President from 1994 to 1997; Deputy Secretary of the ANCWL from 1997 to 2007 and as executive member of the National Education Union of South Africa. She served as a member of the Sediba sa Basadi Trust; member of the Gauteng Executive Council (MEC) for Social Services and Population Development from 2000 to 2004; MEC for Education from 2004 to 2009; Deputy Chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng and a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature from 1999 to 2004. She is also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee and the President of the ANC Women's League (ANCWL) since 2007.

She holds a Master's degree from Wits University; a Bachelor of Educational Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand; a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of the North and a Higher Diploma in Education.

Personal Interests/Awards/Membership:
Ms Motshekga was an educator at Orlando High School from 1981 to 1983, lecturer at the Soweto College of Education from 1983 to 1985 and lecturer at Wits University from 1985 to 1994