Mr Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi

Formerly: National Assembly

Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi

About Ngoako Abel Ramatlhodi

Mr Ramatlhodi was born on 21 August 1955 at Tauyatswala Village in Limpopo. Adv Ramatlhodi was enrolled for post-matriculation studies at the University of the North from 1977 to 1979. He is a founder member and first chairperson of the University of the North Arts and Drama Association and was Chairperson of the Central Cultural Committee, which served as the students' only voice after the banning of the Students' Representative Council (SRC). Adv Ramatlhodi was also a founder member of the Azanian Students' Organisation, later known as South African Students' Congress and a member of a team, which formed the Congress of South African Students.

He went into exile in Lesotho on 17 July 1980, where he continued with his studies. During this time he was involved in various student activities. From 1981 to 1983, he was second secretary for the Committee of Action and Solidarity for South African Students. He was Secretary for Public and Foreign Affairs of the NUL SRC, responsible for liaison with external organisations, issuing statements on behalf of the SRC-coordinating public functions. He was also a member of the NUL Admissions Committee from 1982 to 1983. From 1983 to 1984, he was president of the NUL SRC. He was also a member of the University Council and the highest executive authority of the students' union and was involved in negotiations with management and other structures of the NUL. He obtained a Bachelor of Jurisprudence (BJuris) from the National University of Lesotho (NUL) in 1984 and a Bachelor of Law from the NUL in 1986.

From 1986 to 1988, Adv Ramatlhodi was head of the ANC Regional Political and Military Council of the Zimbabwe Mission. In 1988, he obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in International Relations from the University of Zimbabwe and was admitted to the Bar of Lesotho as an advocate in 1997.From 1990 to 1992, he was recalled to Zambia to become political secretary and speech writer for the then ANC President Oliver Tambo. In this capacity, he served as the secretary of the ANC Control Commission, a body responsible for the coordination of the entire liberation movement's activities and served former President Nelson Mandela in the same capacity.

He returned to South Africa in June 1991 where he was employed by the University of the North as Deputy Registrar, Executive Assistant to the Rector and lecturer in Public International Law from 1992 to 1994. From May 1994 to 22 April 2004, he was Premier of Limpopo for two full terms. He was also chairperson of the ANC in Limpopo from December 1991 to 1996. In 2005, he led the ANC delegations to oversee the election process on the invitation of the Zimbabwe Government. He has been the head of the ANC Elections Committee since 2008.From 2009 to 2010, he served as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development, as well as Chairperson of the ANC cluster on Peace and Stability. In 2009, he was admitted to the Bar of South Africa and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law Degree by the University of Limpopo. He has been a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1991. Adv Ramatlhodi was the Director of the ANC Policy Institute from 2004 until 2009. He also served as a member of the Judicial Service Commission from 2010 to date.

Adv Ramatlhodi was Deputy Minister of Correctional Services from 1 November 2010 to 25 May 2014. He was the Minister of Mineral Resources from 26 May 2014 to 22 September 2015 where he was appointed the Minister of Public Service and Administration on 23 September 2015.

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Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

GEPF [Parliament]

Public

No Name of Company Nature

100%

Magoebaskloof Manor Trust

Shares

50%

Zibediela Bricks (Pty)

Shares

50%

Legakabiwa Mining (Pty)

Shares

50%

Lithemba Investment

Shares

100%

Mamphore Family Trust

Shares

13%

ICE Fund Management (Pty)

Shares

100%

Ngwako Ramatlhodi Legal Services

Shares

15%

Preciant

Shares

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Afluxx Trading

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investment 577

Private Co.

Mavuapula Brokers

Private Co.

Source Description Value

Public Servants National Conference

Cushin sheep skin

R1 700

GEMS

Fit-Bit Health Monitor

R1 500

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Magoebaskloof - Limpopo

House

Estate House

Midrand

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

-R9m

100%

Magoebaskloof Manor Trust

Shares

50%

Lekgakabiwe Mining (Pty)

Shares

+-R3m

50%

Zibediela Bricks (Pty)

Shares

50%

Lithemba Investments (Pty)

Shares

100%

Mamphore Family Trust

13%

Ice Fund Management

Shares

100%

Ngoako Ramathodi Legal Services

Shares

Description Sponsor

Dubai Diamond Conference in April 21-22, 2015

Dubai Diamond Exchange

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Afluxx Trading 2

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investments 577

Private Co.

Maruapula Brokers

Private Co.

Description Location

Magoebaskloof Plot

Magoebaskloof

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Afluxx Trading 2

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investments 577

Private Co.

Maruapula Brokers

Private Co.

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Limpopo

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

Nominal Value No Name of Company Nature

+-R9m

100%

Magoebaskloof Manor Trust

Shares

+-R3m

50%

Zibediela Bricks (Pty)

Shares

50%

Lekgakabiwe Mining (Pty)

Shares

50%

Lithemba Investments (Pty)

Shares

50%

Lithemba Investments (Pty)

Shares

100%

Mamphore Family Trust

13%

Ice Fund Management

Shares

100%

Ngoako Ramatlhodi Legal Services

Shares

Description Sponsor

Attend the special tripartite PAMDC Council of Minister's Meeting - 18 July 2014 in Zambia

PAMDC

Source Description

PAMDC

Attend the special tripartite PAMDC Council of Minister's Meeting - 18 July 2014 in Zambia

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

Parliament

Public

Name of Company No

Zbediela Bricks Pty

Legakabiwe Mining Pty

Lithemba Investments Pty

Mampore Family Trust

Ice Fund Management Pty

13%

Magoebaskloof Manor Trust

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Magoebaskloof, Limpopo

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Not Supplied

Legal Consulting Firm

No

Ngoako Ramatlhodi Legal Consultancy Services

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Nonokwena Property Investment

RT Company

Platinum Mile Investment

PT Company

Maruapulo Brokers

RT Company

Afflux Trading 2

RT Company

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

Parliament

Public

Name of Company No

Magoebaskloof Manor Trust

Zibediela Bricks (Pty)

Legakabiwe Mining (Pty)

Lithemba Investments (Pty)

Mampore Family Trust

Ice Fund Management (Pty)

13%

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Limpopo

Name of Whip Type of Business Approved Employer

Not Supplied

Legal Consulting Firm

No

Ngoako Ramatlodi Legal Consulting Services

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Nokokwena Property Investment

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investment

Private Co.

Maruapula Brokers

Private Co.

Afflux Trading 1

Private Co.

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans

Public

Nominal Value Nature Name of Company No

Trust

+-R9m

Legakabiwe Mining Pty

Lithemba Investments Pty

Mamphore Family Trust

Ice Fund Management Pty

13%

+-R3m

Zibediela Bricks Pty

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Consulting Services

Legal Consulting Firm

Nokokwena Property Investment

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investment 577

Private Co.

Maruapula Brokers

Private Co.

Afflux Trading 2

Private Co.

Consulting Services

Private Co.

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Magoebaskloof

Source Public/Private

Military Veterans Pension

Public

Parliament Pension

Public

Nominal Value Name of Company Nature

R3m +

Makgobaskloof Manor Trust

Zibediela Bricks (Pty)

Shares

Legakabiwe Mining (Pty)

Shares

Lithemba Investments (Pty)

Shares

Newly registered

Mamphore Family Trust

Directorship/Partnership Type of Business

Nokokwena Property Investment

Private Co.

Platinum Mile Investments 577

Private Co.

Maruapula Brokers

Private Co.

Afflux Trading 2

Private Co.

Ambledown risk and Underwriting Managers

Private Co.

Michmel

CC

Description Extent Location

Plot with house

17,5ha

Magoebaskloof [Limpopo]