Jeffrey Thamsanqa "Jeff" Radebe (born 18 February 1953), is South Africa's Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. He was born in Cato Manor, and lived there until 1958 when his family was forcibly removed to KwaMashu.
Radebe joined the African National Congress (ANC) in 1976, while he was a student. In 1977 the ANC sent Radebe to Mozambique, and soon after to Tanzania where he worked as a journalist for a radio station in Dar es Salaam. After an unsuccessful secret mission by the ANC, Radebe was arrested in 1986, and was convicted under the Terrorism Act of the then Apartheid government. He was sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment on Robben Island. After a successful 12 day hunger strike, Radebe was released from prison in 1990.
On 26 February 2007, Radebe was appointed acting Health minister, due to the ongoing ill health of current health minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. He has since been succeeded in this position by Barbara Hogan.