Edna Molewa

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Bomo Edna Molewa
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Edna Molewa at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Davos.
Minister of Environmental Affairs
Assumed office
25 May 2014
Preceded by Herself as Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs
In office
31 October 2010 – 25 May 2014
Preceded by Buyelwa Sonjica
Succeeded by Ministry split Nomvula Mokonyane as Minister of Water
Minister of Social Development
In office
11 May 2009 – 31 October 2010
Preceded by Zola Skweyiya
Succeeded by Bathabile Dlamini[1]
Premier of North West Province
In office
30 April 2004 – 6 May 2009
Preceded by Popo Molefe
Succeeded by Maureen Modiselle
Personal details
Born (1957-03-23) 23 March 1957 (age 58)
Political party African National Congress
Spouse(s) Richard Molewa

Bomo Edna Molewa, known as Edna Molewa (born 23 March 1957), is a South African politician. Molewa became the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of South Africa on 31 October 2010, as part of a cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma. On May 25 2014, her Ministry was split and she was appointed Minister of Environmental Affairs. She replaced her predecessor, Buyelwa Sonjica.[2]


Molewa completed a course in Economic Leadership for the New Millennium and Administration Management from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania; a course in Leadership at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She holds a Certificate in Negotiating Skills from International Miners Ministry South Africa (IMMSA). She is currently studying towards a BCom degree at the University of South Africa (UNISA).[3]


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