MEC for Health : Ms Nomagugu Simelane

Ms Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu : MEC for KZN Health

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Speeches presented by Ms Nomagugu Simelane

Ms Nomagugu Simelane is the MEC for Health in KwaZulu-Natal, and the deputy provincial chairperson of the governing African National Congress.

Working with the Provincial and National Government, she showed exceptional leadership, depth and range when she championed and led the Province's highly-effective response to the unprecedented and deadly COVID - 19 pandemic, saving many lives in the process.

A qualified lawyer, seasoned political campaigner and keen women's rights activist, Ms Simelane has served in a number of key strategic positions, including as a:

  • Member of the Provincial Legislature and Whip;
  • Chairperson of the Agriculture Portfolio Committee;
  • Parliamentary Liaison Officer for the provincial Department of Health;
  • Chairperson of the KZN Youth Commission; and as a
  • Senior manager in the KZN Office of the Premier.

This is to mention but a few.

She holds a BA in law and an LLB from the University Of Natal (University of KwaZulu-Natal); and a certificate in Governance from Wits University.

Her leadership roles have also included serving as:

  • Branch treasurer for the ANC Youth League (Dobsonville) from 1992- 1993;
  • Branch secretary for the SA Students Congress (University of Natal, PMB Campus) from 1997 to 1998;
  • Branch Chairperson: ANC Youth League (University of Natal, PMB Campus) from 1999 to 2001;
  • Secretary of the Law Student Society (University of Natal, PMB Campus) from 1999 - 2000;
  • Chairperson of the Black Lawyers Association (student Chapter, UNP campus) from 2000 to 2001;
  • Branch Secretary, 2002 to 2004;
  • ANC Youth League Provincial Executive Committee and Provincial Treasurer, from 2003 to 2010;
  • Regional treasurer: ANC Regional Executive Committee: Abaqulusi Region from 2010 to 2011. She then became regional chairperson from 2011 until 2014.

She has also previously served as the Provincial Spokesperson of the African National Congress.

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