Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
South Africa Local Leaders
See also South African Homeland Ministers
1994-99 Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casbury, The Free State
1996 Acting Mary Metcalfe,
She became Member of the Provincial Executive Committee in 1992. In Charge of Education 1994-96 and of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Land Affairs 1999-2001, and acted as chief of government during the absence of the Premier.
1998 Acting Premier Trudy Thomas, Eastern Cape
The Minister of Health in the Eastern Cape, she was acting Premier one week when the Premier Mfundisi Stofile was away in Eastern Europe.
1999-2004 Isabella Winkie Direko, The Free State
2004-09 Beatrice Marshoff, The Free State
Former Member of the Executive Council for Social Affairs. 2004-05 Rotating Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces.
2004-09 Dipuo Peters, Northern Cape
Former Member of the Executive Council of Education and later for Arts.
2004-09 Ednah Molewa, North West Province
Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Tourism, Environment and Conservation in the North West Province 1996-98, MEC for Economic Development and Tourism in the North West Province 1998-2000 and MEC for Agriculture, Conservation and Environment in the North West Province 2000-04. (b. 1957-).
Zisiwe Nosimo Beauty Balindlela,
Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture 1999-2004. (b. 1929-).
2004 (Acting) Catherine Mabuza, Limpopo (22-26 of April)
She acted as the incumbent Premier Ngoako Ramatlhodi was elected MP. Sello Moloto is sworn in as new Premier on April 26.
2008-09 Premier Lynne Brown, Western Cape
ANC MP and Whip from 1994, Provincial Deputy Speaker 1999-2001, Speaker 2001-04, Member of the Provincial Executive Council for Finance 2004-08, Premier 2008-09 and Leader of the Provincial Opposition from 2009. (b. 1961-)
2009- Premier Helen Zille, Western Cape
Leader of the Democratic Alliance.
2009-14 Premier Nomvula Mokonyane, Gauteng
2009-14 Premier Noxolo Kiviet, Eastern Cape
Speaker of the Provincial Assembly 2004-09.
2009-10 Premier Maureen Modiselle, North West
2009-13 Premier Hazel Jenkins, Northern Cape
On sick-leave since she collapsed while delivering her state-of-the-province address last year after suffering a brain aneurysm in 2012 until she resigned from the Assembly in 2013.
2012-13 Acting Premier Grizelda Cjiekella, Northern Cape
The Minister for Education she was appointed after Premier Hazel Jenkins suffered a stroke on during her State of the Province Address in February.
2012 Acting Premier Moruakgomo Louisa Mabe, North West
Former Minister of Finance and of Education and Training
2013 Acting Premier Sylvia Lucas, Northern Cape
Speakers of Legislatures
1994-99 Ethene M. Papenfus, Northern Cape
2001-04 Lynne Brown, Western Cape
ANC MP and Whip from 1994, Provincial Deputy Speaker 1999-2001, Member of the Provincial Executive Council for Finance 2004-08, Premier 2008-09 and Leader of the Provincial Opposition from 2009. (b. 1961-)
2004-09 Connie Seoposengwe, Northern Cape
Provincial Deputy Speaker 1999, Member of the Executive for Safety and Liaison 2000-04. The Deputy Speaker was Grizelda Cjiekella, and the Premier Diupo Peters.
2004-09 Speaker Noxolo Kiviet, Eastern Cape
The Deputy Speaker was Mandisa Marasha, and the was Premier Nosimo Balindlela 2004-09. Premier from 2009.
2004-09 Speaker Yvonne Nkwenkwezi Pinky Phosa, Mpumalanga
Minister of Finance 2009-13 and Economic Development, Environment from 2013.
2009- Speaker Lindiwe Maseko, Gauteng
2014- Speaker Noxolo Kiviet, Eastern Cape
2014- Speaker Sharna Fernandez, Western Cape
Mayors of the Capitals (Cape Town and Pretoria)
1959-61 Mayor Joyce Newton Thompson, City of Cape Town
1993-95 Mayor Patricia Kreiner, City of Cape Town
2000 and 2002-06 Mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo, City of Cape Town
She was Mayor of the Cape Town Municipality (Central Substructure) 1998-2000 and Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly from 2009.
2006-09 Mayor Helen Zille, City of Cape Town
Leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance political party and Premier of Western Cape since 2009.
2011- Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille, City of Cape Town
Last update 26.05.14