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Buyelwa Sonjica

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Buyelwa Sonjica

Buyelwa Patience Sonjica

Former Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs


Born 23-03-1950

Buyelwa Sonjica is the former Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa (2009-2010). She was also the Minister of Minerals and Energy (2006 - 2009).



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Current Position(s)

Non-Executive Director | KUMBA IRON ORE LIMITED
2012 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources


Previous Position(s)

Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs | Government of South Africa
South Africa | 2009 - 2010

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Acting Minister | Public Works | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 2006 - 2006

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Minister | Minerals and Energy | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 2006 - 2009

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Minister | Department of Water Affairs and Forestry | Government of South Africa
2004 - 2006

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Deputy Minister | Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology | Government of South Africa
2003 - 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Chairman | Water Affairs & Forestry Committee | Parliamentary Law Reform Committee
1999 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence






Educational history

Tertiary

Vista University

Bachelor of Arts

College of Rubusoma Training

Completed 1997

Certificate of Primary Education

Vista University

Completed 1983

Certificate of Teaching

Rhodes University

Bachelor of Arts

Activities

Memberships

ANC Women's League

Regional Executive Committee Member, 1992 - 1994

Portfolio Committee of Arts and Culture

Member, 1994 - 1997

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