List of Minister of Basic Education Till Date


The Minister of Basic Education is a Minister in the South African Cabinet that has the responsibility of overseeing the Department of Basic Education, which is responsible for both primary and secondary education.

Before 10 May 2009, the portfolio was part of the Ministry of Education, with responsibility for both basic education and higher education, the latter now being the responsibility of the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

  Kyambogo University (KYU) Student Portal

Minister of Basic Education

Ministers with responsibility for Basic Education

Minister Ministry Incumbency Under
Sibusiso Bengu Education 1994-1999 Nelson Mandela
Kader Asmal Education 1999-2004 Thabo Mbeki
Naledi Pandor Education 2004-2008
Education 2008-2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Angie Motshekga Basic Education 11 May 2009 – Present Jacob Zuma

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