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Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula

Date of Birth: 13 November 1956
Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa


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After the insurrection

In the aftermath of the uprising Police Minister Bheki Cele clashed publicly with State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo while Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula initially contradicted the President as to whether the violence and looting constituted an 'insurrection' but later fell in line...


Nyusi angers the region

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa who is the incoming chairman of the Troika of the SADC Organ on Politics Defence and Security Cooperation is to attend with Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor and Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula...

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Farewell to arms

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula was known to have doubts about the advisability of that mission as much as about the legitimacy of the regime it was defending...


Making free with repression

The Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula apologised to parliament for conflicting statements from her department...


Riyadh to the rescue

The day after President Ramaphosa met Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh South Africa's Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula travelled to the UAE to meet Mohammed bin Ahmed Minister of State for Defence Affairs to discuss further deals...


Unbowed, Zuma seeks revenge

The team includes Ramaphosa's Police Minister Bheki Cele Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene Justice Minister Michael Masutha Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize...


Not yet Team Ramaphosa

Government at a glance President: Cyril Ramaphosa Deputy President: David 'DD' Mabuza Minister in the Presidency: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Minister for Women and Disability: Bathabile Dlamini Finance: Nhlanhla Nene Deputy: Mondli Gungubele Energy: Jeff Radebe State Security: Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba Public Enterprise: Pravin Gordhan Home Affairs: Malusi Gigaba DIRCO – International Relations and Cooperation: Lindiwe Sisulu Deputy: Reginah Mhaule DPW – Public Works: Thulas Nxesi Water Affairs and Sanitation: Gugile Nkwinti Transport: Blade Nzimande Sports and Recreation: Tokozile Xasa Communications: Nomvula Mokonyane Deputy: Pinky Kekana Social Development: Susan Shabangu Mineral Resources: Gwede Mantashe COGTA – Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs: Zweli Mkhize Science and Technology: Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane Police: Bheki Cele Higher Education: Naledi Pandor Basic Education: Angie Motshekga Defence and Military Veterans: Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Small Business Development: Lindiwe Zulu Deputy: Cassel Mathale Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries: Senzeni Zokwana Deputy: Sfiso Buthelezi Human Settlements: Nomaindia Mfeketo Rural Development and Land Reform: Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Public Service and Administration: Ayanda Dlodlo Deputy: Chana Pilane-Majake Economic Development: Ebrahim Patel Trade and Industry: Rob Davies Tourism: Derek Hanekom Health: Aaron Motsoaledi Telecommunications: Siyabonga Cwele Labour: Mildred Oliphant Justice and Correctional Services: Tshililo Masutha ...


Pushing Zuma to the exit

Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba chairwoman of the Public Enterprises Committee and a Ramaphosa backer in Limpopo would get the Arts and Culture portfolio; Mondli Gungubele former Mayor of Ekurhuleni and a fierce critic of Zuma would get the Cooperative Governance (Local Government) portfolio; Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula who defended Zuma during the parliamentary vote of no confidence in August and Thabang Makwetla current Deputy Minister of Justice and a strong Ramaphosa supporter are both being floated for the Defence Ministry; Enoch Godongwana the ANC's head of economic transformation and a fierce critic of Zuma would get the Economic Development Ministry...


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