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The Honourable Premier of KZN
Written by Mohamed Suleman    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00    PDF Print E-mail
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The Honourable Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
Mr. Edward Senzo Mchunu

PERSONAL DETAILS
Edward Senzo Mchunu was born in April 1958 at eNhlwathi in the area of KwaHlabisa, eMkhanyakude District. Currently he resides at Empangeni, and is married to Mrs Thandeka Mchunu who is also the Mayor of uThungulu District Municipality. They have been blessed with four (4) children, two girls and two boys.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION
He started his primary schooling at iNhlwathi Primary School, and secondary education was completed at Mbopha Secondary School in KwaHlabisa. He completed his high school education at Amakholwa High School, Sinathing in Pietermaritzburg. Because of the apartheid education system, most rural schools did not offer high school education and learners were forced to migrate to urban areas in to complete their matriculation.

TERTIARY EDUCATION
In 1981 he registered for a Bachelor of Pedagogics (B Paed.) degree through the University of Zululand. In the first two years he obtained Secondary Teachers' Diploma in 1982. In October 1984 just before his final fourth year exams, the University closed down following protracted student protests on campus. His chances to complete his studies there ended when he was denied any possibility of re-registering at the university. To register with the University of South Africa, the University of Zululand could only issue a letter of disclaimer saying that the university could admit him at their own risk. In 1986 he completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree through the University of South Africa with majors in Education and International Relations. In 2002 Mchunu enrolled with the University of Free State for a two-year Masters Programme in Political Transformation, of which one year was completed.

WORK EXPERIENCE
In 1985 Mr Mchunu began his teaching career at St Augustine's High School at Nquthu which was a legendary rural boarding school. In 1988 he was transferred to Eshowe and taught at Impande High School until the advent of his fulltime political career in 1991.

 

POLITICAL CAREER

1990

He was appointed as a scribe of the Regional Interim Committee of the ANC in Northern Natal.

1991

He was elected as the first Regional Secretary of the Northern Natal Region of the ANC.

1992

He was re-elected as the Regional Secretary of Northern Natal in the second regional conference.

1993

He was re-elected at the third regional conference of Northern Natal as Regional Secretary

1993-1995

He was re-elected for the fourth term as the Regional Secretary of the Northern Natal Region of the ANC

Dec 1994

He was elected as the first Provincial Secretary of the ANC in KZN following the merger of three regions in the Province. This was a two-year term.

1997

He was elected Regional Deputy Secretary

1997

Ordinary member of the KZN Legislature

1999 to 2002

Chairperson of the Agriculture Portfolio Committee

2002 to 2004

Chairperson of the Social Development Portfolio Committee

2004 to 2009

Chairperson of the Education Portfolio Committee  

May 2009 to September 2013

MEC for Education in KZN

March 2013 to date

Provincial Chairperson of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal

Sept 2013 to May 2014

 

 Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province

 

May 2014

Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province

                   

 The Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province has the following responsibilities:-

MEC for Royal Household
Chairperson of the Provincial HIV and Aids Council
Chairperson of the Provincial Human Resource Development Council
Chairperson of the Council on Climate Change
Chairperson of the Provincial Co-ordinating Forum
Political Champion of the Provincial Planning Commission
Member of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Council
Member of the National Executive Committee of the ruling party, the African National Congress.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Tel: +27 (0)33 341 3329/3310
Fax: +27 (0)33 342 7368
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