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Jean Benjamin

Former Deputy Minister of Social Development


Born 24-11-1955

Jean Benjamin was the Deputy Minister of Social Development. She also serves as a Member of Parliament and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Western Cape.



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Current Position(s)

Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress
Cape Town | 1997 - present


Senior Lecturer | Psychology, University of Western Cape
Cape Town

Member | Joint Rules Committee
Cape Town

Member | Language Policy Committee
Cape Town

Previous Position(s)

Deputy Minister | Department of Social Development | Government of South Africa
South Africa | 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Member | Public enterprises Portfolio Committee
Cape Town | 2002 - 2004

Member | Trade and Industries Portfolio committee
Cape Town | 1999 - 2002


Member | Department of Arts, Culture Science & Technology | Government of South Africa
Cape Town | 1997 - 1999

Member | Education Portfolio Committee
Cape Town | 1997 - 1999

Executive Member | African National Congress
Northern Suburbs Region Cape Town | 1990 - 1995

Executive Member | African National Congress
Bellville Branch | 1990 - 1995

Co-Ordinator | Language Policy Development Committee
Western Cape | 1988 - 1992


Member | Transformation Forum
Cape Town | 1986 - 1996

Member of the University Senate | University of the Western Cape
Cape Town | 1986 - 1996

Head | Psychology, University of Western Cape
Cape Town | 1986 - 1996

Committee Member | Appointments Committee | University of the Western Cape
Cape Town | 1986 - 1996

Educational history

Tertiary

University of North East London

Completed 1980

Bachelor of Science

University of Cape Town

Completed 1984

Master of Science

University of the Western Cape

Completed 1996

Doctor of Philosophy

Achievements

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| 2003

Author

Doctor of Philosophy | 1996

Author of Thesis

| 1994

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United Women's Congress, Surrey Estate Branch

Member

Musical Action for People's Power ( MAPP)

Member

UWC Action Committee

Member

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