Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services - South Africa
Abridged Curriculum Vitae of Hon. Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize As a student at Morris Isaacson High School, she got involved in student politics and continued at the University of Zululand where she chaired the SCM and often represented the students during Intervarsity Sessions.
During the apartheid years Hlengiwe Mkhize worked tirelessly within Universities locally and overseas as a young person, for the release of Tata Nelson Mandela. She also worked with women and children’s rights within the Detainees Support Movement of the United Democratic Front (UDF).
Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize is the Deputy Minister of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services.
During the previous administration, she served as the Deputy Minister of Correctional Services, the Deputy Minister of Economic Development Department and the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training.
She is the former Ambassador of South Africa to the Netherlands.
Prof Mkhize is the former Commissioner of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
She is the former Treasurer General of the ANCWL. She has served as a Member of the working Committee on the Policy of the ANC Women’s League, Secretary of the ANC Havana City Branch ,Elected to serve as a health representative within the local Councillor’s Committee in her residential area ,Deputy Chair of the ANC Sandton BEC ,Served as the ANC Zonal Chairperson the zone comprised of Alexander Township, Sandton and Johannesburg East, She served in the BEC of the ANC in Sandton , Served in the ANC interim branch executive Committee in Diepsloot ,Reparation officer in the President’s fund located on the Ministry of Justice ,Served in the Central Committee which organized the biggest rally at the University of Zululand celebrating the release of Nelson Mandela ,Worked with Africa Enterprise on returning Political exile support group ,Worked with the youth on management of trauma and post-traumatic stress reactions ,Served for the detainee support group
Prof Mkhize was part of the team which ran workshops on the Integration of the Returning Political exiles.
She is the Convener of the Progressive Women Movement of South Africa (PWMSA).
She is the Honorary Professor of Psychology at the University of South Africa. As an academic she pursued the transformation agenda of institutions of higher learning and especially the inclusion of young women in faculties of Science, Medicine and Engineering. Prof Mkhize has participated in numerous international conferences with special focus on Peace, Social Justice, Anti-Racism, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion.
She has served in numerous Boards and Trusts. She is the founder Member of the National Children and Violence Trust, a Child’s Rights Organization.