Lindiwe Hendricks

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Lindiwe Benedicta Hendricks
Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry
In office
22 May 2006 – 10 May 2009
President Thabo Mbeki
Kgalema Motlanthe
Preceded by Buyelwa Sonjica
Succeeded by Buyelwa Sonjica
Minister of Minerals and Energy
In office
22 June 2005 – 22 May 2006
President Thabo Mbeki
Preceded by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Succeeded by Buyelwa Sonjica
Personal details
Born (1957-07-29) 29 July 1957 (age 59)
Vryburg, Northern Cape
Nationality  South African
Political party African National Congress
Profession Attorney

Lindiwe Benedicta Hendricks (b. 29 July 1957 in Vryburg, Northern Cape) is a South African politician and a member of the National Assembly. She has served as Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry from 22 May 2006 to 10 May 2009.[1][2]

She previously served as Minister of Minerals and Energy from 2005 to 2006, and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry from 1999 to 2005. She was a partner of Ngwane & Ngwane Attorneys, a law firm based in Durban, from 1986 to 1988, and was an attorney at the Supreme Court from 1995 to 1999.