Minister of Basic Education

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The Minister of Basic Education is a Minister in the Cabinet of South Africa, with the responsibility of overseeing the Department of Basic Education, which is responsible for primary and secondary education. Before 10 May 2009 the portfolio formed part of the Ministry of Education, with responsibility for both basic education and higher education, the latter now being the responsibility of the Minister of Higher Education and Training.

Ministers with responsibility for Basic Education[edit]

Minister Ministry Incumbency Under
Sibusiso Bengu Education 1994-1999 Nelson Mandela
Kader Asmal Education 1999-2004 Thabo Mbeki
Naledi Pandor Education 2004-2008
Education 2008-2009 Kgalema Motlanthe
Angie Motshekga[1] Basic Education 11 May 2009 - Present Jacob Zuma


  1. ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet". South African Government Information. 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

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