• Minister's Profile

    Deputy Minister


    Ms Noxolo Kiviet


    Current Positions

    Noxolo Kiviet is the Deputy Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure of the Republic of South Africa from 30 May 2019.

    She is a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

    Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    She is the former speaker of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature (2014 - 2019). She previously held the similar position in the same province from 2004 to 2009.

    From 2009 to 2014, she was the Premier of the Eastern Cape. It is during her term as Premier, that the Eastern Cape saw the implementation of massive investments for social and economic infrastructure of unprecedented proportions.

    She is a member of the African National Congress (ANC) Party. In December 2017, she was elected to serve as an ANC Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC).

    As education has remained her passion during the course of her working career, in 2006 she enrolled to further her academic skills. This saw her completing an Advanced Certificate, Honours Degree and in 2010 graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Fort Hare. In 2018, the RHODES Business School awarded her a PRE-PHD certificate in Business and Management Research after she successfully completed the PRE-PHD Workshop, thus allowing her to enroll for a Doctorate Degree.

    From 2003 to 2004 she was deployed as the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee in the Office of the Premier and was a Member in the following Committees: Finance and Provincial Expenditure; Economic Affairs; Youth, Gender and People with disabilities; SCOPA and Member of the Advisory Board.

    The period between 1996 and 2003 saw her serving in several strategic positions in her party, including ANC Whip and she has also been previously elected to the PEC as Provincial Treasurer of the ANC for two consecutive terms, offering much needed financial management expertise to the organization.

    She previously served as a representative of labour in NEDLAC in the Finance and Fiscal Chamber until 1997 when she was elected as a public representative and joined the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature as a Member.