Ms Barbara Creecy

Member of the National Assembly

Formerly: Gauteng Provincial Legislature

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About Barbara Creecy

Barbara Creecy is the Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa from 30 May 2019. Ms Barbara Creecy is one of the leaders of the ANC and currently serves as a member of the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee. She is a well respected by stakeholders as a capable leader, with a good track record in public policy formulation and implementation.

Ms Creecy is one of the longest serving Members of the Provincial Legislature. She joined the legislature in 1994, and until 2004, served in different portfolios including Deputy Chief Whip as well as Chairperson of the Social Development and Education Committees. In 2004 she was appointed MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture. After the General Elections in 2009, Ms Creecy moved to the Education portfolio. It was under her leadership that the Gauteng Department of Education pioneered a turnaround strategy to improve matric performance in 400 underperforming township schools. In April 2014, the programme was recognized by the United Nations and awarded first prize in the category “Improving Delivery of Public Services”.

Ms Creecy currently serves as the Member of the Executive Council responsible for Finance in the Gauteng Provincial Government. In her capacity as the MEC of Finance, she is responsible for Gauteng Provincial Treasury, Department of e-Government and an agency called Gauteng Infrastructure Financing Agency. Under her leadership, the Provincial Treasury implemented the Open Tender system. This innovative reform includes the public adjudication of tenders as well as an independent probity audit to ensure that procurement processes are within the prescribed regulatory framework. She also led Treasury to comprehensively support departments in improving financial management, with the result that in 2016/17 two out of three departments achieved clean audits and all other departments had unqualified audit status. These and other significant achievements have led Treasury to be recognised both provincially and nationally as one of the pioneers in financial management in the public sector, winning three awards at the 2016 Batho Pele Awards and another three at the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards in 2017.

Through Ms Creecy’s guidance, e-Gov is also making progress in modernising the public service. As a result, e-Gov’s Gauteng Broadband Network project was recently awarded 1st runner up at this year’s Public Service ICT Awards. Ms Creecy grew up in Johannesburg. Her political career started when she joined the anti-apartheid movement and later the underground structures on the ANC whilst a student at Wits in the late 1970’s. She worked for the Civic Desk of the United Democratic Front and later joined an NGO that offered training and organisational development support to trade unions and community structures.

She holds an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.

She served as MEC for Finance in Gauteng until 25 May 2019. (Source: Gov.za)

See Ms Creecy's Ministerial Performance Agreement here.

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Declaration of interests

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R1000

Book: Environmental Law in South Africa Second Edition : Author : Jan Glazewski

Mr Jan Glazewski

R3000 R300

Tsunagu Blended whisky Titanium Tumbler X 2 Cups

Embassy of Japan :Ambassador Norion Maruyama

R500

Book: The History of Shangani Ranch Zimbabwe 1895-2018: Author Oppenheimer Generations

Mr Nicky Oppenheimer

R260

Book: Poacher - Confessions from the Abalone Underworld: Author: Kimon de Greef, Shuhood Abader

Mr Johan De Swardt

R1000

Gift Voucher Carrol Boyes

Tania Rogers Roedean School

R500

Galician ceramic boat ornament

Mr Severiano Campos Pelaez Iberconsa Group

R300

Black & Grey Handbag

South Africa Investment Conference

R400

Fruit Basket

Extinction Rebellion SA Johannesburg Branch

R300 R400

Book: Blue Ice Travels in Antarctica: Author: Don Pinnock Book: Princess Elizabeth Antarctica : Author Don Pinnock

Antarctica Season launch 2019

R260 R250

Book; Siya Kolisi Against All Odds: Author: Jeremy Daniel Book: African Odyssey Volume 1 : Author : Titus Mafolo

Mr Stavros Nicolaou ASPEN Pharmaceutical

R400

Vakko Silk Scarf

Ambassador Elif Çomoğlu Ülgen Turkey

R300

Book: The Asian Aspiration: Why and How Africa Should Emulate Asia : Author:Joe Studwell

Dr Greg Mills

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

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Emmarentia , Johannesburg

881 m²

House

Cape Town / Simmons Town

1 100 m²

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Political Office-Bearers

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Standard Bank

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75000

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Political-Bearers Pension Fund

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Unit Trust

Standard Bank

R5 000.00

Value Description Source

R650.00

Gift card, cups and saucers

Gauteng Legislature

Knitted Scarf

Zimbabwe

R300.00

Wall clock

Zimbabwe

R500.00

Wooden painting frame

Zimbabwe

R400.00

Books – The las elephant: Compiled by Don Pinnock

R400.00

Books – living shores: Interacting with Southern Africa’s Marine: Author: George Branch and Margo Branch

R400.00

Flowers

Mr Shameel Joosub: CEO Vodacom

R400.00

Flowers

Ambassador of Russian Federation of the SA H.E mr Mikhali Petrakvo

R400.00

Flowers

Dr Thandi Ndlovu: CEO Motheo Construction Group

R350.00

Wooden Pen

Ms Beryl Ferguson

R900.00

K-way womens mira softshell jacket – price – South Africa

World Life Fund

R300.00

Pot plant flower: Sansevieria hyacinthoides

Coca Cola rain convention

Description of Property Location – Area Extent of the Property

House

Parkview – Johannesburg

2 Bedrooms

House

Simons Town – Cape Town

881m²