Studies, Wharton School of Business & Kennedy School of Gov.; Cert. in Negotiating Skills, IMMSA; BCom candidate, UNISA. Formerly: Chair, South African Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers Union (SACCAWU), Warmbaths; Member, Fed. of Transvaal Women; Dep. Pres., SACCAWU; Member, Reg. Exec. Cttee, Congress of South African Trade Union, Northern Transvaal; Member, Nat'l Labour Economic Inst.; Dept. Chair, Garankuwa Branch, African Nat'l Congress Women's League (ANCWL); Member, Nat'l Assembly; first woman Chair, Portfolio Cttee on Trade and Industry. Member, Exec. Councils, Tourism, Environment and Conservation, Economic Dev. and Tourism, Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, NW Province. Former Chair, ANCWL, NW Province; Treasurer, African Nat'l Congress (ANC), NW Province; Premier, NW Province. Chair, ANC, NW Province; Minister of Social Dev. Since 1996, Member, Provincial Executive Cttee; since 2003, Member, ANCWL Nat'l Exec. Council; since 2010, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs. Provincial Chair, ANCWL, NW Province. Author.