Prof Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize

National Assembly
Deputy Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
Party: African National Congress on the provincial list for the province of Gauteng

Parliament Membership History

Member since 2009.

Political Leadership Background

Student Leadership At the University of Zululand, President of SCM

In the Academic Staff Association At University of Zululand

University of Natal, worked with the detainees and did trauma counselling for political survivors. 

Treasurer-General of the ANC Women’s League

2005 – 2009 Ambassador of South Africa based in Netherlands


Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology 

Internship at the Fort Napier Hospital

Clinical Psychologist – Registered with medical Professional Body

Commissioner of the TRC and chair of Reparations Committee.

2009 Deputy Minister of Correctional Services

2012 – Deputy Minister of Higher Education

2013 _Deputy Minister of Economic Development, 2014- DM of Telecoms and Postal Services, 2017 – Minister of Home Affairs, Later-Minister of Higher Education and Training.  


Loves Gospel Music, Gym fanatic and loves reading.

Past Committee Memberships

Chairperson of PC on Communications -2018

Member of PC on Basic Education

Member of PC on International RelationsAm

Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

To deal with the question of equality is top in my mind, such as ensuring that the youth are educated and skilled for employment. Also, there needs to be a stronger focus on social cohesion because of our commitment to a non-racial Fight the prevalence of gender-based-violence against women and young girls.