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Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training

 Deputy Minister Buti Manamela


Mr Buti Kgwaridi Manamela is the Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training. His previous portfolio was as Deputy Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, Youth Development and Administration. Deputy Minister Manamela has been a Member of Parliament since 2009, serving as Whip of the Labour Portfolio Committee; and as Chief Volunteer to parliament's Nelson Mandela Day.

Deputy Minister Manamela is a member of the Central Committee of the South African Communist Party (SACP). He also serves as a member of the Provincial Executive Committee and Provincial Working Committee of the ANC in the Limpopo Province. He served as the National Secretary of the YCLSA from 2003 until 2014, and has also served in various roles in the ANC Youth League, South African Students Congress and various other student organisations. Deputy Minister Manamela also worked as organizer for trade union SACCAWU in 2001.


Deputy Minister Manamela completed his Matric in Phagameng High School and went on to study towards his N-Certificate in Electronics (did not complete) at Mamelodi College until 2001; and completed his Post-Graduate Diploma (2014) and Master of Management in Public Policy at the University of Witwatersrand (2017).



Pretoria Office

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

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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