Tina Joemat-Pettersson

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The Honourable
Tina Monica Joemat-Pettersson
Minister of Energy
Assumed office
25 May 2014
Preceded by Ben Martins
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
In office
11 May 2009 – 25 May 2014
President Jacob Zuma
Succeeded by Senzeni Zokwana
Personal details
Born (1963-12-18) 18 December 1963 (age 52)
Kimberley, Northern Cape
Political party African National Congress, South African Communist Party

Tina Joemat-Pettersson MP (born Tina Joemat on 18 December 1963 in Kimberley, Northern Cape) is a South African politician and the Minister of Energy since 25 May 2014. She was previously the Minister of agriculture, forestry, and fisheries from 2009-2014.[1]

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and History from the University of the Western Cape and Higher Diploma in Education from the University of the Western Cape.[2] She was married to Swedish businessman Thorvald Pettersson who died in 2006. Together they had two sons; Austin and Terrence.

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