Ms Schäfer was reappointed the Minister of Education in May 2019.
She achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from the University of Cape Town and later an LLB degree. Ms Schäfer practised as an attorney of the Cape High Court for 12 years before starting her political career as a ward councillor.
She joined the Democratic Party in 1999. In 2002, she was elected to the Cape Town City Council as a ward councillor for Ward 62. In the 2006 elections, she was elected ward councillor for Ward 73. She served in this position until her election to the National Assembly in 2009 and took office as a Member on 6 May 2009.
50% attendance rate
Attended 2 meetings out of 4
100% attendance rate
Attended 3 meetings out of 3
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