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Profile of Minister Nelisiwe Mildred Oliphant, MP

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NM Oliphant Minister

Minister Nelisiwe Mildred Oliphant, MP


Minister Oliphant was born in Danny Dalton KwaZulu-Natal. One of the daughters of Mr and Mrs Buthelezi A passionate former trade unionist and leader of SACCAWU who has strong interests of workers.

  Current Positions

  • Minister of Labour of the Republic of South Africa since 1 November 2010.
  • Member of Parliament since 1994.
  • Chairperson of the ANC Caucus in the national Parliament
  • Former Regional Convener of African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) of Musa Dladla Region.
  • Member of National Executive Committee of the ANC since 2012.
  • PEC member of KZN ANCWL since 2008.

Academic Qualifications

  • Certificate in Macroeconomics.
  • Certificate in Project management.
  • Certificate in Elections Observer Mission

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

  • Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Services.
  • House Chairperson of Committees in the NCOP
  • House Chairperson on International Relations in the National Assembly
  • Member of the Portfolio Committee on Land and Environmental Affairs.
  • Member Joint Rules Committee.
  • Member Joint Programme Committee.
  • Member of the Joint Ethics and members Interest.
  • Member of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature.
  • Member and Convener of Health Study Group (KZN Legislature).
  • Member of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and provincial Whip.
  • Regional Secretary of ANC North Coast region.
  • Local Treasury of SACCAWU.
  • Local Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Union (COSATU).
  • Chairperson of COSATU Women's Forum.
  • Regional Chairperson of the ANCWL for the North Coast region.

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