|Minister of Defence and Military Veterans|
12 June 2012
|Preceded by||Lindiwe Sisulu|
|Minister of Correctional Services|
11 May 2009 – 12 June 2012
|Preceded by||Ngconde Balfour|
|Succeeded by||S'bu Ndebele|
|Minister of Home Affairs|
29 April 2004 – 10 May 2009
|Preceded by||Mangosuthu Buthelezi|
|Succeeded by||Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma|
|Born||13 November 1956|
|Political party||African National Congress|
Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula (born 13 November 1956) is a South African politician who was appointed Minister of Defence and Military Veterans by President Jacob Zuma in June 2012. She was Minister of Home Affairs from 2004 to 2009 and Minister of Correctional Services from 2009 to 2012.
Mapisa-Nqakula obtained a teacher's diploma from the Bensonvale Teachers College.
In 1984, she left South Africa to undergo military training in Angola and the Soviet Union. During this time she served as the head of a commission that was set up to investigate desertions of ANC Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) members to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Angola. She is married to Charles Nqakula.
- "Changes to National Executive and South African Police Service" (Press release). Government of South Africa. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "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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