The new cabi­net mem­bers

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CON­NIE SEPTEM­BER – Min­is­ter of Hu­man Set­tle­ments: Septem­ber started her ca­reer in the tex­tile in­dus­try in Cape Town, work­ing at Rex True­form for 20 years. She later be­came a South African Cloth­ing and Tex­tile Work­ers Union shop stew­ard, and the first fe­male vice pres­i­dent of Cosatu. In 1996 she chaired the Septem­ber Com­mis­sion, which pro­duced a re­port on the fu­ture of trade unions. She be­came an MP in 1999, and has served on port­fo­lio com­mit­tees for trade and in­dus­try, wa­ter af­fairs and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions. She con­tin­ued to work as a shop stew­ard in Salt River even af­ter be­ing sworn in as an MP. YUNUS CAR­RIM – Min­is­ter of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions: Car­rim is a for­mer deputy min­is­ter of the Depart­ment of Co­Op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs. He has worked as a jour­nal­ist and as a lec­turer. He lists cin­ema, jazz and walk­ing as per­sonal in­ter­ests in his pro­file on the ANC web­site. Ac­cord­ing to his dec­la­ra­tion of mem­bers’ in­ter­ests last year, he owns shares val­ued at R5 000 in MTN, which he may now have to sell as this could be seen as a con­flict of in­ter­est with his new port­fo­lio. He is a SACP cen­tral com­mit­tee mem­ber. LECH­ESA TSENOLI – Min­is­ter of Co-op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs: For­mer deputy min­is­ter of Ru­ral De­vel­op­ment and Land Re­form. He has served as chair­man of the National Assem­bly’s port­fo­lio com­mit­tee for Co-Op­er­a­tive Gov­er­nance and Tra­di­tional Af­fairs. He lists read­ing and jazz as his per­sonal in­ter­ests. He has a his­tory in the United Demo­cratic Front, and is a for­mer pres­i­dent of the South African National Civic Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Sanco). He was Free State MEC of lo­cal govern­ment and hous­ing be­tween 1999 and 2004.

Lech­esa Tsenoli

Con­nie Septem­ber

Yunus Car­rim

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