Marthinus van Schalkwyk

Marthinus van Schalkwyk
  • Minister of Tourism of South Africa

BA (Hons) and MA in Political Science, University of Johannesburg; degree in Law. Formerly, Lecturer in Political Science, University of Johannesburg. Since 1990, Member of Parliament, South Africa; since 2004, Member of Cabinet, including Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Former Member, Legacy and Legal Committee, Local Organising Committee, FIFA 2010 World Cup. Since 2009, Member, Executive Council, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). 2010, chaired inaugural meeting of T.20 Tourism Ministers and hosted UNWTO Summit on Sport, Tourism and Mega-Events in Johannesburg. Chair, Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industry Agenda Council, World Economic Forum. Recipient, Africa's Tourism Minister of the Year (2008).