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Thembelani Waltermade Nxesi (Thulas)

Date of Birth: 1 January 1959


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Zexit, Ramaphoria, then political landmines

February 2017: Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, a senior government minister from the ruling African National Congress declares that land expropriation is 'just a populist statement which will promote anarchy in South Africa...


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

Blade Nzimande, the Secretary General of the SACP who called for Zuma to resign, would be back as Higher Education Minister; Thulas Nxesi, the former President of the South African Democratic Teachers' Union and SACP Deputy Chairman, would be Minister for Agriculture; Rob Davies, SACP central committee member and Trade and Industry Minister would retain his portfolio; Ebrahim Patel, former General Secretary of the South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) and current Economic Development Minister would become Minister of Transport; Jackson Mthembu, the ANC former Chief Whip who backed Ramaphosa, would get the Communications Ministry portfolio...


Clinging to the wreckage

Prominent supporters included Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu, former Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga, ex-Speaker Max Sisulu and former Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni...


Nkandla report hurts Zuma

Madonsela concluded that Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Public Works Minister Thulas Nxesi and others were guilty of improper conduct and maladministration and called on Zuma to reprimand them...


Politics behind the trial

Cosatu's member unions, with figures supplied by Cosatu, include: Union Leaders Members Politics National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President: Senzeni Zokwana; General Secretary: Gwede Mantashe 299,509 Now more conciliatory to ANC South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) President: Willie Madisha; General Secretary: Thulas Nxesi 214,865 Madisha is long-standing Cosatu President, under mounting pressure National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) President: Noluthando Sibiya; General Secretary: Fikile Majola 234,607 Majola led anti-privatisation campaign National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) President: Mthuthuzeli Tom; General Secretary: Silumko Nondwangu 174,212 Tom leads militancy in car industry South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) President: Petrus Mashishi; General Secretary: Roger Ronnie  114,127 Most radical and anti-Mbeki Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers Union (SACTWU) President: John Zikhali; General Secretary: Ebrahim Patel 110,216 Radical, losing members due to job losses ...


Calling labour's bluff

Thulas Nxesi, General Secretary of the SA Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU), a Cosatu affiliate, complained that: 'The state is no longer a model employer, but is quickly becoming a model exploiter'...


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