Tokozile Xasa

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Tokozile Xasa

Minister of Sport and Recreation
In office
26 February 2018 – 29 May 2019
PresidentCyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byThulas Nxesi
Succeeded byPost merged with Arts & Culture
Minister of Tourism
In office
31 March 2017 – 28 February 2018
PresidentJacob Zuma
Cyril Ramaphosa
Preceded byDerek Hanekom
Succeeded byDerek Hanekom
Personal details
Born (1965-04-28) 28 April 1965 (age 55)
NationalitySouth African
Political partyAfrican National Congress
Alma materUniversity of Transkei
University of Fort Hare

Tokozile Xasa (born 28 April 1965) is a South African politician, replaced as Minister of Tourism of South Africa by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his cabinet re-shuffle on 26 February 2018. Under Xasa's watch SA Tourism, an entity under the Department of Tourism, spent R6.9 million on the PR services of Bell Pottinger, at the same time the controversial Gupta Family were using Bell Pottinger to sow racial division in South Africa. [1] Xasa was the Minister of Sport and Recreation from 26 February 2018 to 29 May 2019.


Xasa holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Transkei as well as a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare.[2]

Political career[edit]

Prior to her appointment as minister, Xasa served as mayor of a district municipality in the Kei District Council in the Eastern Cape during the transitional period in 1997, an office she held until 2000.[3] Between 2005 and 2009 she was a member of the Provincial Executive Council of Social Development in the Eastern Cape.

On 31 March 2017 she replaced Derek Hanekom as the Minister of Tourism.


  1. ^ Democratic Alliance Media Release retrieved on 12 June 2017
  2. ^ "Government Leaders | South African Government". Retrieved 8 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Minister Tokozile Xasa". Retrieved 8 January 2018.

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