BIRTH NAME: Matsie Angelina Motshekga
DATE OF BIRTH: 19 June 1955
PLACE OF BIRTH: Primville, Soweto, Gauteng
HUSBAND: Mathole Serofo Motshekga
CHILDREN: Makgatho Mmathari Motshekga (Daughter)
Angie Motshekga is the Minister of Education of the Republic of South Africa; a position she has held since 11 May 2009 and was reappointed to this portfolio on 26 May 2014.
Early Life, Background And Childhood
Matsie Angelina Motshekga was born on the 19 June 1955 in Primville, Soweto, Gauteng.
Angie Motshega is married to South African politician and lawyer Mathole Serofo Motshekga and they have child named Makgatho Mmathari Motshekga.
She holds a Masters degree from Wits University; a Bachelor of Educational Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand; a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from the University of the North and a Higher Diploma in Education.
Ms Motshekga was an educator at Orlando High School from 1981 to 1983, lecturer at the Soweto College of Education from 1983 to 1985 and lecturer at Wits University from 1985 to 1994.
She has also served as Director in the Office of The President from 1994 to 1997; Deputy Secretary of the ANCWL from 1997 to 2007 and as executive member of the National Education Union of South Africa.
She served as a member of the Sediba sa Basadi Trust; member of the Gauteng Executive Council (MEC) for Social Services and Population Development from 2000 to 2004; MEC for Education from 2004 to 2009; Deputy Chairperson of the ANC in Gauteng and a member of the Gauteng Provincial Legislature from 1999 to 2004.