MEC Mxolisi Sokatsha


  • Date of Birth: 7 January
  • Place of Birth: Richmond in the Klein- Karoo: Northern Cape
  • Marital status: Married
  • Children: 3

Current Positions:

  • MEC for the Department of Social Development
  • Leader Of Government Business
  • PEC(Provincial Executive Committee) member of the ANC for the second term
  • Chairperson of the Sub-Committee of the ANC on Religious Affairs and Traditional Affairs (CRATA)

Academic Qualifications:

  • Attended high school in Dimbaza, King Williams Town in the Eastern Cape
  • Tertiary Education- Cape College where he obtained a Teachers Diploma in 1990

Career/Membership/Positions & other Activities:

  • During the 80’s,he was instrumental in the formation of the Midlands and Karoo Youth Congress
  • Chairperson  of  SANSCO and SATISCO
  • He held numerous teaching positions in Graaf-Reinet and finished his teaching career in Richmond at the Ekaya Primary School.
  • Site Chairperson of SADTU in Graaff-Reinet and Richmond


1991-1993 Teacher at the Nqweba Senior Secondary School in Graaf-Reinet
1993-1996 Teacher at the Ikaya Public School in Richmond
1994-1996 He was the first black Mayor in Richmond and was the first elected Regional Chairperson of the Pixley Ka Seme Region( previously the Bo-Karoo Region) for three(3) consecutive terms
1996-1997 Teacher at the Richmond High School
1997-1999 He held the position of Accountant at the Pixley Ka Seme District Municipality
2003 He became a Member of the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature
2003-2004 He was the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Education
2004 He was elected Chief-Whip
2009-2014 He was elected as the MEC for Health
2014 He was elected as the MEC for Social Development


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