Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation

Ms. Pam Tshwete is the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation of the Republic of South Africa a position she was appointed to on 26 May 2014.

She has been a Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 2002. Ms. Tshwete serves as a member of the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) National Executive Committee and she is a member of the ANCWL National Working Committee. She is also the ANCWL Eastern Cape Convener ANC activist.

Academic Qualifications

Ms. Tshwete holds a Nursing Diploma. She has Computer Skills and Primary Healthcare certificates.

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

Ms. Tshwete was acting chairperson of the Portfolio Committee for Arts and Culture. She served as chairperson of the ad hoc Committee on the Filling of Vacancies in the Commission for Gender Equality. She also served as a whip of the Portfolio Committee for Joint Monitoring Committee on the Improvement of the Quality of Life and Status of Women and Women's Caucus.

Ms. Tshwete was the Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform from 10 July 2013 until 25 May 2014.