Office of the MEC

    KWAZI MSHENGU
    MEC FOR EDUCATION IN KWAZULU-NATAL

    MEC Kwazi Mshengu was born in Mooi River (Natal Midlands) on the 10th of November 1984. He started his elementary education in Mooi River and matriculated at Dabulamanzi Combined School in 2001.

    Mshengu started his tertiary education at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in 2002 where he graduated with the Bachelor of Law (LLB). In 2007 he graduated in B.Soc.Sci Honours (Policy & Development Studies), also through UKZN. In 2017 MEC Mshengu graduated with the Master of Law (LLM), also from the UKZN.
    Mshengu’s political consciousness started when he was very young where he showed his leadership qualities at a very early stage. From 2006 to 2008, he was elected as the SRC President General in UKZN, where he displayed impressive leadership qualities. His excellent performance as an SRC President led to him being elected as the Moses Mabhida Regional Secretary from 2007 to 2009. In 2017 he was again elected as the ANC Youth League Provincial Chairperson, the position he is still holding now. In 2018 MEC Mshengu was elected as a Member of the ANC Provincial Executive Committee, Provincial Working Committee and the Chair: Sub-Committee on Communications.

    He started working in 2008 where he held the position of the Commissioner for the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Commission. In 2009 he was appointed as a Deputy Manager: Skills Development for the KZN Department of Health. From 2011 to 2013, he worked for the ANC Caucus in the KZN Legislature, where he was a Manager: Policy and Research. His meteoric rise as a professional saw him being employed as a Senior Manager: Parliamentary and Cabinet Services by the Office of the Premier (KZN).

    In June 2016, Mshengu was appointed as the Head of Ministry for the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, the position he held until he was appointed as a Member of the Executive, responsible for Education in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.



    Mr Sandile Phakathi
    HOM
    Contact : 0660102091
    Email : phakathifs@hotmail.co.za 


    Ms Balakhile Sishi 
    Personal Assistant to the MEC

    Contact: 0660363465
    Email: Balakhile.Sishi@kzndoe.gov.za | MECPA@kzndoe.gov.za 

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