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Biography Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane was born on the 30th of September 1963 in Makgobaskloof and grew up at Ga-Makanye Village in the Limpopo Province. She was married to the late Mr. Norman Mashabane.

During the 1980s, she was an active member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and served in the various structures of the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM) and the ANC underground structures.

After the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, she served the party in various structures including the ANC Women's League and actively participated in the re-launch of the ANC Women's League in the country.

1992 - 1995: Chairperson of the ANC Women's League in Limpopo and also served as a member of the National Working Committee of the ANC Women's League.

1994 - 1995:
Served as a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly.

1995 - 1999:
Appointed as High Commissioner to Malaysia, accredited to the Philippines and Brunei.

1999 - 2005:
Appointed High Commissioner to India, accredited to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal.

2004 November:
Appointed MEC for Local Government and Housing in the Limpopo Province and resumed her duties in January of 2005.

2004 - 2008
- Provincial Deputy Secretary of the ANC in the Limpopo Province

2004 - 2008
- Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) of the ANC Women's League

2007 to date
- Provincial Convener of the Progressive Women's Movement, Limpopo Chapter

2007 to date
- Member of the ANC NEC and NWC

May 10, 2009
- Appointed Minister of International Relations and Co-operation of the Republic of South Africa

2009 to date
- Appointed to the Board of LOC as a representative of the South African Government.
HE Mr Geoff Doidge
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