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Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training

Mr Mduduzi Comfort Manana
Mr Mduduzi Comfort Manana
  • Born 12 February 1984, Ermelo, Mpumalanga
  • Holds a BA in Political Science and Sociology
  • Second deputy minister of Higher Education and Training; appointed in 2012; reappointed in 2014

Mr Manana possesses leadership wisdom that belies his age. He has dedicated his life to developing those who are on the margins through his drive and passion for youth development.

For him, young people should be prepared at an early age for the role to lead society for their own future prospects. He strongly believes that one of the ways to realise this possibility is by encouraging young people to be informed, to be engaged, to be educated and to be selfless in uplifting others. He also believes that government and the private sector in particular can help the youth of South Africa to be skilled so that they are able to build a solid foundation for the future of our nation.

Academic career​

Political career


Pretoria Office

123 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria, 0001 Map
Telephone 012 312 6339
Fax 012 326 1161
​PA to the Deputy Minister: Ms Portia Morai

Cape Town Office​​​

Private Bag X9192, Cape Town, 8000 Map
Telephone 021 469 5190

NSFAS celebrates its 25th anniversary​
NSFAS celebrates its 25th anniversary​
10 November 2016 – The South African government, through National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), has funded education for over 1,5 million students, valued at R59 billion.  Talking at the NSFAS head office in Cape Town, Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says that these funds have helped students from middle class...Full speechYoutube.

Did you know?

Mr Manana has the distinction of being the youngest Member of Parliament, a role he assumed after the 2009 General Elections. 


DHET annual report 2014-15​


Deputy Minister of ​​​Higher Education and Training, Mduduzi Manana, University of the Witwatersrand, University of Natal