Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane (born 8 May 1978) is a South African politician who currently serves as the Minister of Tourism. She is also a Member of the National Assembly for the African National Congress (ANC).
She has previously served as the Minister of Energy in 2017, the Minister of Communications from 2017 to 2018 and the Minister of Science and Technology from 2018 to 2019.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Age
She was born on 8 May 1978 in Soweto, South Africa. Kubayi-Ngubane is 45 years old as of 2023 and celebrates her birthday on May 8th every year.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Early Life
Kubayi-Ngubane lived in a shack with her family while growing up. Her mother was a domestic worker and a strong African National Congress supporter.
At the age of 17, Kubayi-Ngubane fell pregnant and had to drop out of school to deliver her child.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Education
In 1997, she matriculated from Thusa-Setjhaba Secondary School as the school’s top achiever. Kubayi-Ngubane went on to attend the Vista University’s Soweto campus and obtained a BA Degree in Psychology and Sociology in 2000.
She also holds a Project Management Diploma from Damelin and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Husband
She is married to Joel Sihle Ngubane. The couple tied the knot in September 2017. Kubayi-Ngubane has two beautiful children, the second was born few months after she married her husband.
Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane Career
Kubayi-Ngubane was first employed as a Community Developer in the non-governmental sector. She was soon employed at First National Bank as a Skills Development Specialist, and, later on, found employment in the Business Banking Division at Nedbank.
She soon worked in the public sector as a Skills Development Facilitator at the National Health Laboratory Services.