- Derek Hanekom
Derek Andre Hanekom Born January 13, 1953
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Nationality South African Occupation Politician Title Mr Political party African National Congress
Derek Andre Hanekom (b. January 13, 1953, Cape Town) is the current South African Deputy Minister of Science and Technology. He has held this position since 2004 when he was appointed by President Thabo Mbeki. He was reappointed in this position by President Kgalema Motlanthe in September 2008, and again by President Jacob Zuma in May 2009 . He has a strong ANC history having served 2 years in prison for the work he did for the ANC, during apartheid, with his wife Dr. Trish Hanekom who served three years for her involvement.
He is also the former Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs under the Nelson Mandela government. Hanekom's tenure as of Minister of Land Affairs was reflective of his career in the anti-apartheid NGO Sector and was selected by Mandela because of his ability, as an Afrikaner, to negotiate with white land owners. Hanekom's tenure as minister was marked by an affinity for redistribution as opposed to retribution, and rights as opposed to property. This marks a strong contrast with his replacement by the Mbeki government with Thoko Didiza, a middle class ANC cadre. He is currently the chairperson of the disciplinary committee of the African National Congress.
He matriculated from Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck in 1970. He was first arrested with his wife, Dr. Trish Hanekom, at a candlelight demonstration at John Vorster Square in 1976, served a prison sentence for his political activities from 1983–1986, and was exiled in Zimbabwe, where he served as a co-ordinator of the Popular History Trust in Harare from 1988 - 1990.
- ^ South African Government (24 January 2011 14:50:27). "Deputy Minister of Science & Technology". http://www.info.gov.za/leaders/depmin/scitech.htm. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
- ^ SA's New Cabinet, Independent Online, 25 September 2008.
- ^ "Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the appointment of the new Cabinet", Government Communication and Information System, 10 May 2009.
Political offices Preceded by
Minister of Land Affairs
as Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs
Kraai van Niekerk
as Minister of Agriculture
Minister of Agriculture and Land Affairs
as Minister of Land Affairs
Apartheid-era Post-apartheid Deputy President MinistersDerek Hanekom (Agriculture and Land Affairs) • Ben Ngubane (1996-1997, 1999) / Lionel Mtshali (1997-1999) (Arts and Culture) • Jay Naidoo (Communications) • Mohammed Valli Moosa (Constitutional Development and Provincial Affairs) • Sipo Mzimela (1996-1998) / Ben Skosana (1998-1999) (Correctional Services) • Joe Modise (Defence) • Sibusiso Bengu (Education) • Pallo Jordan (Environmental Affairs and Tourism) • Trevor Manuel (Finance) • Alfred Nzo (Foreign Affairs) • Nkosazana Zuma (Health) • Mangosuthu Buthelezi (Home Affairs) • Sankie Mtembi-Nkondo (Housing) • Dullah Omar (Justice) • Tito Mboweni (1996-1998) / Membathisi Mdladlana (1998-1999) (Labour) • Penuell Maduna (Minerals and Energy) • Stella Sigcau (Public Enterprises) • Zola Skweyiya (Public Service and Administration) • Jeff Radebe (Public Works) • Sydney Mufamadi (Safety and Security) • Steve Tshwete (Sport and Recreation) • Gert Johannes Gerwel (The Presidency) • Alec Erwin (Trade and Industry) • Mac Maharaj (Transport) • Kader Asmal (Water Affairs and Forestry) • Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi (Welfare)
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