Biography

Mbali Hlophe is a South African-born politician. She serves as the MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture, and Recreation in the Gauteng government. She has contributed to her country’s politics in several capacities.

On May 30, 2019, Hlophe became a Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature. She belongs to the ruling party African National Congress.

Mbali Hlophe
Ms Mbali Dawn Hlophe is Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature.
Quick Facts
Name:Mbali Dawn Hlophe
Born:Soweto, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Education:Parktown Girls High School
Alma mater:University of the Witwatersrand
Nationality:South African
Occupation:Politician
Position:MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture, and Recreation.
Political Party:African National Congress
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Early Life

Mbali Dawn Hlophe was born in Soweto in the Transvaal Province of South Africa. She hails from a Christian family, and her father served as a priest at the Old Apostolic Church.

Education

After completing primary school, Hlophe attended and matriculated from Parktown Girls High School. She studied at the prestigious public research institution, the University of the Witwatersrand.

Career

Mbali was active in school politics as a student. She was the president of the Student Representative Council at the University of the Witwatersrand.

Hlophe joined the African National Congress Youth League. Her leadership qualities earned her the spot of its spokesperson. She served under the capacity for two consecutive terms.

After the May 2019 election, she joined the Gauteng Provincial Legislature as an ANC representative. On May 22, 2019, she was sworn in as an MPL.

Premier David Makhura appointed her as MEC. She handles the provincial Department of Sport, Arts, Culture, and Recreation. She is a member of the South African ruling party, ANC.

In 2019, she was the 23rd Candidate on African National Congress Provincial Gauteng Election List.

Resignation

MEC Mbali Hlophe has noted the voluntary resignation of Mr. Lwando Majiza following serious rape allegations leveled against him. Lwando was the Office Manager in the Office of the MEC.

Mbali accepted the resignation and remains committed to fighting violence against women and children.

Contact Details

MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture, and Recreation.

  • Address: 35 Rissik Street (Corner Fox Street), Surrey House, Johannesburg
  • Tel: 011 355 2798

Member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature

  • Tel: 016 349 6454
  • Email: Mbali.Hlophe@gauteng.gov.za
  • Fax: 016 349 5812
  • Address: 1st Floor, Old Mutual Building, 56 Jacobs Street, Heidelberg, 1441

Memberships

Mbali Hlophe became a Member of the Executive Committee: Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture on May 30, 2019. She joined the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on May 22, 2019. Hlophe is a Member of the African National Congress.

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