Bavelile Hlongwa (born Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa) was the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa.
She was also a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa. She was born on 14 April 1981 in Umzinto, Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Bavelile Hlongwa Profile
|Name||Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa|
|Age||38 years old|
|Alma mater||University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Office||Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy |
(30 May 2019 – 13 September 2019)
Bavelile Hlongwa Career
- Appointed to serve on the Local Community Development Committee in 1999.
- Elected to the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2011.
- Served as Treasurer for the structure in 2013.
- Appointed Executive Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the National Youth Development Agency in 2017.
- Began her career as a chemical engineer at Shell Downstream SA.
- She was also a gas scheduler at the company (2016-2017)
- Executive Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the National Youth Development Agency in 2017.
- Served as a non-executive board member of the Dube Trade Port Corporation (2017-2019).
- Non-executive board member of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (2018-2019).
- Elected central president of the SRC at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009.
- Appointed as Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Bavelile Hlongwa Education
- Primary education at Ncazuka Primary School in Umzinto around 1989.
- Matriculated from Sihle High School in 2000.
- Achieved a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus.
- Active in the ANC Youth League and other student organizations.
- Pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the time of her death.
- Elected to the National Assembly of South Africa.
Bavelile Hlongwa Age
She was born on 4 April 1981 in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as of 2019, she was aged 38 years old.
Bavelile Hlongwa Death
Deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa and four other people were run over and killed by a truck on the N1 from Polokwane on Friday.
The 38-year-old deputy minister’s car stopped to assist at another accident scene when the crash happened, the presidency confirmed.
“President Ramaphosa has expressed his most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of deputy minister Hlongwa, as well as the stakeholders in the business, labor, and community with whom she engaged in the mining sector,” spokesperson Khusela Diko said.