Ms Thembisile Nkadimeng

Formerly: National Assembly

Thembisile Nkadimeng

About Thembisile Nkadimeng

Thembisile Nkadimeng is the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs after having served as Deputy Minister Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from 2021 to 2023.

She is also the former President of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA). She served as Deputy President of SALGA before ascending to the position of President, being the only the 2nd female President of the organisation since its formation. She also serves as Co-President of United Cities of Local Government (UCLG).

Ms Nkadimeng was the Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality in Limpopo Province. She served in managerial positions in both public administration and in the private sector.

Ms Nkadimeng holds a Higher Education Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree as well as a BPhil (Political Studies) which she obtained from the University of Stellenbosch. In preparation for her numerous leadership roles she also completed the Advanced Program in Management at Wits Business School. Ms Nkadimeng held various leadership positions in the structures of her political party, the current ruling party - the African National Congress (ANC).


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Attendance of committee meetings:

2023 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 4 meetings

2022 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 17 meetings

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

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Declaration of interests

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Annually, MPs are required by parliament to register their financial interests and gifts received in their official capacity. Due to the significant influence of the role that MPs take on, there may be times when their personal or business interests become in conflict with the duty prescribed to them as elected officials representing the public interest. You can see what interests your MPs declared here.
Name of State Entity Details of Contract and Management thereof Value of Contract Period of Contract

Directorship/Partnership in any Corporate Body Type of Business Activity

T5 Investment PTY LTD


Silvanas Events PTY LTD


Value Description Source

R1 500,00

Luggage Bag


Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

Not applicable

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Employee benefits

Limpopo Provincial Government

Nature Name of Company Number of Shares Nominal Value




±1 00 000,00

Description of Journey Sponsor

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Extent Source of Sponsorship Description of Assistance/Sponsorship

Not applicable

Type of Business Name of Employer

Not Applicable

Value of any Benefits derived Name of Organisation Type of Business Activity

None, in period of reports

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