Gwede Mantashe

National Assembly

Gwede Mantashe

About Gwede Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe is the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. He served as Minister of Mineral Resources (2018 - 2019). He is the National Chairperson of the ANC and he is also a former chairperson of the SACP. Gwede Mantashe was born in 1955 in the village of Lower Cala in the Transkei (now Eastern Cape). He studied at Unisa in 1997 and completed a B.Com Honours degree in 2002. He also acquired a Master's degree from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in 2008.

Mr Mantashe joined the migratory labour force to make a living in the mining industry. He began his mining experience at Western Deep Levels mine in 1975 as a Recreation Officer, and in the same year, moved to Prieska Copper Mines where he was Welfare Officer until 1982. In 1982, Mr Mantashe moved to Matla Colliery where he co-founded and became the Witbank branch chairperson of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), a position he held until 1984. He was then elected NUM Regional Secretary in 1985. In recognition of his skills, Mr Mantashe became the NUM's National Organiser from 1988 to 1993 and its Regional Coordinator between 1993 and 1994.

2021 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 1 meeting

2020 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 5 meetings

2019 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 6 meetings

2018 committee attendance as minister/deputy

Attended 2 meetings

2018 committee attendance as mp

100% attendance rate

Attended 1 meeting out of 1

Attendance Methodology

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Parliament Register of Members' Interests 2018 [Source]


Directorship/Partnership Type of Business
Umthombe Farming Co- Operative Limited - Director Primary Co-Operative
Savalga Trading - Director Private Company
Siphamba Consulting - Director Private Company
Amatakane Investment - Director Private Company
Muopiha Investments - Director Private Company


Source Description Value
Council for Geoscience Executive Bag R4000.00


Description Extent Location
Farm - Owned by Siphamba Trust 534 Hectares Elliot
House Residential Boksburg
Self-Built House Residential Lowercala Village Cala
Liabilities: Vehicles Personal Owned


Source Public/Private
African National Congress Private
Old Mutual - Invested Private


Nominal Value No Nature Name of Company
R2000.00 per month STANLIB Shares Unit Trust
R100 000.00 Shares 24 Hours Call Account Nedbank


Source Description Extent
Gwede Mantashe Foundation Raising Sponsors for Specific Need Example: In Past raised sponsorship for: 8 Firefighters for needy municipalities Football tournament Golf Day Once Not Cash Based-Point Donation Based


Trustee/Beneficiary Name Of Trusts Registration Number
Wife - Trustee Isiphamba Trust IT1643/2011

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