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Azwihangwisi Faith Muthambi

Ms Faith Muthambi is the Chairperson of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. She is the former Minister for Public Service and Administration and (1st April 2017 -28 February 2018) and served as Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa with effect from 26 May 2014 till 31st March 2017. She has been a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa since 2009 to date and a Member of the  Pan African Parliament since April 2009 till May 2014. She serves as a member of Thohoyandou BMF branch. She is currently a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, a member of the National Disciplinary Committee, a member of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Subcommittee, a member of the Cultural and Religious Affairs  Subcommittee  and also serves in  the Legislature and Governance Sub-committee.

Ms Muthambi is also a member of the Black Lawyers Association and of the South African Women Lawyers Association.

She was a member of South African National Students Congress between 1989 and 1990. She served as Secretary of the Tshimbupfe branch of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Limpopo from 1991 to 1992. From 1992 to 1993, she was a member of the Executive Committee of the Tshimbupfe ANC branch. She was Deputy Secretary of the ANC Vuwani Zone from 1993 to 1999. She was Whip of the Portfolio Committee on Communications and served in both the Portfolio Committee on Labour and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA). She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She has worked as a Municipal Manager at Makhado Municipality and also as Senior Manager: Corporate Services in the Mutale Municipality and as Manager: Labour Relations in the Limpopo Premiers Office from August 2000 to August 2002. She is former Chairperson of Thohoyandou BMF branch. She has served as a member of the Regional Executive Committee of the ANC in the Vhembe region since 2006. Ms Muthambi became a member of the ANCYL REC & DEC respectively, and Provincial Treasurer of the ANCYL in Limpopo from 2005 to 2008. She also served as member of the ANC Limpopo Provincial Executive Committee and Provincial Working Committee from 2013 till 2017.