BIRTH NAME: Makhotso Magdeline ”Maggie” Sotyu
PLACE OF BIRTH: Eastern Cape
Maggie Sotyu is the of Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa; a position she has held since 31 March 2017.
Early Life, Background And Childhood
Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu was born in Eastern Cape. She completed her secondary education in Eastern Cape at St Matthews High School in Keiskamahoek.
Maggie Sotyu obtained an Advance Diploma in Economics and a certificate in Media Handling and Research from the University of the Western Cape. She studied a course (certificate) on Sustainable Development and Population Growth, through the University of Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania.
Career / Memberships / Other Activities
She started her political career as a factory worker in Bloemfontein and was secretary of the Bloemfontein SANCO Regional Structure in the 80’s, while staying in Phelindaba, Mangaung.
She was deployed to the National Assembly, Parliament of Republic of South Africa in 1999.
Honourable Maggie Sotyu served in many Parliament Portfolio Committees including Safety and Security (POLICE), Social Development, Arts and Culture and Science and Technology.
She was later appointed to be the Chairperson of both Safety and Security Portfolio Committee and the Security Cluster in Parliament, which she chaired for 8yrs.
After the 2009 elections she was appointed to Chair the Portfolio Committee on Water and Environmental Affairs.
Ms Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu served as the Deputy Minister of Police of the Republic of South Africa from 1 November 2010 until 30 March 2017.