Minister Malusi Gigaba

Honourable Minister of Public Enterprise

Profile of Mr. Malusi Gigaba – Minister of the Department of Public Enterprises

Malusi Gigaba, who was born in 1971, is South Africa's Minister of Public Enterprises since 1 November 2010. He is heading the Government's shareholder department which is responsible for Eskom, Transnet, South African Airways, Denel, South African Express, South African Forestry Company, Alexkor and Pebble Bed Modular Reactor.

Previously he served as Deputy Minister of Home Affairs from 29 April 2004 to 1 November 2010.  Gigaba is also a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa.

Political leadership

Gigaba served the ANC Youth League in various capacities and became its President in 1996. He served three terms before resigning in 2001 to become a Member of Parliament for the ANC. He is still a Member of Parliament. Academic qualifications Gigaba graduated from the University of Durban-Westville with a Bachelor of Pedagogics (Education) in 1991. He further completed a Master of Arts degree in Social Policy, majoring in Urban Affairs and Policy, in 1993, graduating in 1994.

Awards received 

1997: Certificate of Merit for Outstanding achievements and contribution to faculty and society from the University of Durban Westville 2002: The Jose' Antonio Echeverrias Medal – the highest medal awarded to students and youth leaders in Cuba - from the University of Havana's Aula Matta.

Community involvement

Gigaba, who hails from Eshowe in KwaZulu-Natal, is a patron of various community organisations. These include Celebrating Youth Awakenings Projects (a project aimed at collecting a South African youth anthology); the Oasis for Hope Hospice in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, and the Tholulwazi Organisation of Youth which is a youth leadership and life-skills programme.