Buti Manamela biography, education, birthday, contact details & profile

Buti Manamela (born in Modimolle) is a very popular South African personality, especially in politics and education.

He is the current Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training. Buti has held this post for over three (3) years now, since 2017.

He was the Deputy Minister in the Presidency: Planning Monitoring & Evaluation. He was also Deputy Minister for Youth Development & Administration. 


Buti Manamela biography
Buti Manamela – Deputy Minister for Higher Education & Training since 2017.
NameButi Manamela
TitleMr, Minister
NationalitySouth African
BirthdayJuly 10
PositionDeputy Minister for Higher Education and Training
Marital statusmarried


Buti Manamela celebrates his birthday every year on the 10th of July. The Minister rather keeps his age private, his place of birth is in Modimolle.

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He completed his high school education at Phagameng High School. He then enrolled at the Mamelodi College where he obtained his N-Certificate in Electronics until 2001.

Personal life

Buti Manamela personal life
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Buti Manamela is a father and husband. He is with two (2) children and a wife, though he rather keeps his personal life private.

People who met and interacted with Buti says he is an outgoing person with an exemplary personality.


Buti began politics by being an organizer for the South African Commercial, a trade union in South Africa. 

He also organized the Catering and Allied Workers Union in 2000. 

Later in 2003, Buti joined the Former National Secretary at the renowned Young Communist League. There he served as the national secretary.

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He occupied the position until he became the Deputy Minister of Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation, and also the Youth Development and Administration.

Buti also served as the Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Training.

Buti has been a member of the Parliament since 2009. He was the Chief volunteer for Parliament’s Nelson Mandela Day activities. 

He also served as the Chief volunteer for the Whip of the Labour Portfolio Committee.

Buti also served as the National Secretary of the Young Communist League of South Africa (YCLSA) from 2003 – 2014. 

He also is a member of the South African Students and the ANC Youth League.

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Contact details

  • Postal Address: Private Bag X1000, PRETORIA, 0001 
  • Street Address: Union Buildings, Government Avenue, East Wing, 1st Floor, Room 216, Arcadia, Pretoria 
  • Tel : 012 308 1800, 021 464 2100 
  • Fax: 012 300 5795



He has also given back to the community as he continues to contribute to the biweekly production of the YCL. 

Buti also contributes to the production of the ANC weekly online publication, and on Umsebenzi Online.

He also plays an important role in higher education docket across South Africa. 

This he achieves by giving his wise insights and changes that should be embraced to meet the higher education quality effective to South Africans


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