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Thulas Nxesi Biography, Age, Wife, Career & Net Worth

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Thulas Nxesi (born 1 January 1959) is a South African politician who currently serves as the Minister of Employment and Labour.

He has previously served as the Minister of Public Works, Minister of Sports and Recreation and Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform.

Thulas Nxesi

Thulas Nxesi Age

He was born on 1 January 1959 in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. He is 62 years old as of 2021.

Thulas Nxesi Education

Nxesi graduated from the University of Fort Hare in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Witwatersrand University and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Thulas Nxesi Wife

Nxesi is married to Sesi Nxesi, the CEO of Education Seta. He had a daughter called Lona Nxesi, who died in June 2012 in a tragic car accident.

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Thulas Nxesi Career

Nxesi was a teacher at Ikusasa Senior Secondary School from 1985 to 1990, during which time he was also the head of the social sciences department.

He has also served as Assistant Secretary-General and Secretary-General of the South African Democratic Teacher’s Union from 1990 to 1994, and for a second term from 1994 to 2010 respectively.

During the apartheid years he became involved in politics from a young age and was expelled from school several times for involvement in political activities.

Nxesi has also served as president of Education International and secretary of the National Education Union of South Africa.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa, Nxesi was Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform of the Republic of South Africa from November 2010 to 24 October 2011.

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Nxesi served as the Minister of Public Works of the Republic of South Africa; a position he was first appointed to on 24 October 2011, and reappointed to on 26 May 2014 until 30 March 2017.

Positions Held

CURRENTLY

  • Minister of Employment and Labour at National Executive (Executive) since 29th May 2019
  • Member at National Assembly (Parliament) since 22nd May 2019
  • Member at African National Congress (ANC) (Party)

FORMERLY

  • 60th Candidate at African National Congress National Election List 2019 (Election List) from 23rd April 2019 until 8th May 2019
  • Minister of Public Works at National Executive (Executive) from 26th February 2018 until 7th May 2019
  • Member at National Assembly (Parliament) from 21st May 2014 until 7th May 2019
  • Minister of Sport and Recreation at National Executive (Executive) from 30th March 2017 until 26th February 2018
  • Member-elect at National Assembly (Parliament) from 16th May 2014 until 21st May 2014
  • 20th Candidate at African National Congress National Election List 2014 (Election List) from 22nd April 2014 until 7th May 2014
  • Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (133): Kempton Park (Constituency Office) from 10th May 2014 until 6th May 2014
  • Member at National Assembly (Parliament) from 6th May 2009 until 6th May 2014
  • Constituency Contact at ANC Constituency Office (133): Kempton Park (Constituency Office) until 6th May 2014
  • Minister of Public Works at National Executive (Executive) from 24th October 2011 until 24th April 2014
  • Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform at National Executive (Executive) from 31st October 2010 until 24th October 2011
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Thulas Nxesi Net Worth

Nxesi has an estimated net worth of $500 000 which he has earned from his successful career.

Contact Details

EMAIL

PHONE

  • 082 460 2736

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