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Minister of Public Enterprises

South Africa
Minister of Public Enterprises
  • 10 other official names:
  • Minister van Openbare Ondernemings (Afrikaans)
  • uNgqongqotjhe wezamaBhizinisi womBuso (Southern Ndebele)
  • UMphathiswa lezaMashishini kaRhulumente (Xhosa)
  • uNgqongqothe Wezamabhizinisi Kahulumeni (Zulu)
  • Indvuna Leteluhwebo Lwahulumende (Swazi)
  • Tona ya Dikgwebo tša Setšhaba (Northern Sotho)
  • Letona la Dikgwebo tsa Setjhaba (Sotho)
  • Tona la Ditiro tsa Setšhaba (Tswana)
  • Holobye ya Mabindzu ya Mfumo (Tsonga)
  • Minisiṱa wa Mabindu a Tshitshavha (Venda)
Pravin Ghordan
since 27 February 2018
Department of Public Enterprises
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerThe President of South Africa
Inaugural holderJeff Radebe
Formation11 May 1994
DeputyGratitude Magwanishe
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister of Public Enterprises is a minister in the cabinet of the national government of South Africa. He is appointed by the President of South Africa and is the political head of the Department of Public Enterprises, which was established in 1999 and oversees various state-owned enterprises.[1] Pravin Gordhan[2] was appointed Minister of Public Enterprises by President Cyril Ramaphosa shortly after the latter's election in February 2018.[3]

List of ministers

Minister Term President Party Ref.
The Hon. Stella Sigcau 1994 1999 Mandela (GNU) ANC [4]
The Hon. Jeff Radebe 1999 2004 Mbeki (I) ANC [5]
The Hon. Alec Erwin 2004 2008 Mbeki (II) ANC [6]
The Hon. Brigitte Mabandla 2008 2009 Motlanthe (I) ANC [7]
The Hon. Barbara Hogan 2009 2010 Zuma (I) ANC [8]
The Hon. Malusi Gigaba 2010 2014 ANC [9]
The Hon. Lynne Brown 2014 2018 Zuma (II) ANC [10]
The Hon. Pravin Gordhan 2018 Incumbent Ramaphosa (I, II) ANC [11]


  1. ^ "About". Department of Public Enterprises. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Public Enterprises". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  3. ^ "The who's who of Cyril Ramaphosa's new Cabinet". Business Day. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Statement by President Thabo Mbeki on the Death of Minister Stella Sigcau". Department of International Relations and Cooperation. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Jeffrey Thamsanqa Radebe, Mr". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  6. ^ "Alexander Erwin, Mr". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Brigitte Sylvia Mabandla, Ms". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Barbara Hogan, Ms". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  9. ^ "Malusi Knowledge Nkanyezi Gigaba, Mr". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  10. ^ "Lynne Brown, Ms". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Pravin Jamnadas Gordhan, Mr". South African Government. Retrieved 8 January 2023.
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