About the dpsa

Deputy Minister for the Public Service & Administration

Ms. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba, MP

Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba was born and raised in Gauteng. She left the Country in 1982 to join the African National Congress and Umkhonto We Sizwe. Whilst in Exile, she had worked in ANC Head-Quarters in the Department of Information and Publicity as an Editor in Chief of the Voice of Women (ANC Women’s Journal). She completed her High School in Zambia’s Luanshya Girls High. She completed a Diploma in Political Science in Cuba. She went on to complete a Diploma in Mass Communication at Harare Polytechnic (Zimbabwe’s Largest Tertiary Technical College). Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba also completed a Higher Certificate in Governance and Leadership at WITS School of Public Management.

Upon return from Exile, Hon Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba was appointed Media Liaison Officer at the ANC’s Head-Quarters of Shell House.

In 1996 she relocated to Limpopo and went into business. Between 2000 and 2002, the ANC appointed Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba in the Interim Leadership Core responsible for the restructuring the ANC Capricorn Region. In 2003-2008 she was appointed Board Member of then Limpopo Development Agency (LIMDEV) responsible for the Human Resources and Remuneration Committee.

In 2007 she was elected to serve on the ANC Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee (PEC), Subsequent to her role in PEC she was elected Provincial Treasurer of the ANC Limpopo at the Provincial Conference of 2008. Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba now serves in the ANC highest decision making body of the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC).

Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba was appointed a Member of Provincial Legislature. In 2009 she was appointed as a Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Agriculture. Subsequent to her role as Agriculture MEC, In 2012 Hon. Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba was appointed MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture. In 2013 Hon. Letsatsi-Duba was redeployed as MEC for Health and Social Development in the Provincial Government of Limpopo.

Hon. Letsatsi-Duba served as a Chairperson for the Public Enterprises Portfolio in Parliament of the Republic of South Africa. In 2017, President Zuma appointed her as Deputy Minister for the Public Service and Administration Department.

Last update: 28 September 2017

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