Baleka Mbete

Baleka Mbete is a South African politician with the ANC (African National Congress). She’s currently the Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa; a position she has had since the 21st of May 2014.

About Baleka Mbete

Baleka Mbete was born on the 24th of September 1949; she was once married to a poet and political activist by the name ‘Keorapetse Kgositsile’.

Earlier this year, she officially got married to a South African businessman by the name ‘Nape Khomo’. The wedding was a traditional ceremony which took place in Mqanduli, Eastern Cape; on her 67th birthday.

Baleka Mbete’s Academic Profile

  • Lovedale Teachers College – Certificate of Teaching (1973)
  • University of Cape Town – Post Graduate Certificate Framework for Governance (1998)
  • University of Cape Town – Post Graduate Certificate Basic Principles of Pub International Law (1999)
  • University of Cape Town – Post Graduate Certificate International Humanitarian & Human Rights Law (2000)

Baleka Mbete’s Professional Career

  • Speaker of the South African National Assembly | May 2014 – present (2004 – 2008)
  • National Chairperson of the African National Congress | 2007 – present
  • Deputy President of South Africa | 2008 – 2009
  • Deputy Speaker of the National Airways Corporation (Pty) Ltd | 1996 – 2004
  • Member of the President Panel | 1995
  • National Spokesperson for the African National Congress | 1994
  • Secretary General for the African National Congress Women’s League | 1991 – 1993
  • Administrative Secretary for the African National Congress | Lusaka, Zambia | 1987 – 1990
  • Active Member for the African National Congress Underground Structures | Gaborone, Botswana | 1983 – 1986
  • The African National Congress Public Relations Officer | Nairobi, Kenya | 1981 – 1983
  • Regional Secretary for the African National Congress Women’s League | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | 1978 – 1981
  • Teacher at the Mater Dolorosa High School | Mbabane, Swaziland | 1976 – 1977
  • Teacher at Isibonelo High School | KwaMashu, Durban | 1974 – 1975