Zola Skweyiya

Zola Skweyiya

Zola Sidney Themba Skweyiya (b. 14 April, 1942 in Simonstown) is the current South African Minister of Welfare and Population Development under Thabo Mbeki. He is also the former Minister of Public Service and Administration, and was re-elected to the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress in 2007.


Since his return from exile in 1990, he has directed the Department of Legal and Constitutional Affairs. He has helped to set up the Centre for Development Studies and the South African Legal Defence Fund, both at the University of the Western Cape. Skweyiya also serves on the board of trustees of the National Commission for the Rights of Children.

He was also elected as president of UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations.

External links

* [http://www.anc.org.za/people/skweyiya_z.html Profile at anc.org.za]

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