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  van Schalkwyk, Marthinus
AffiliationAfrican National Congress  
NameMarthinus van Schalkwyk
, Western Cape , South Africa
Born November 10, 1959
Died Still Living (56 years)
Last ModifedMadViking
Nov 10, 2007 08:43pm
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Born: 10 November 1959

Matriculated: 1977, Pietersburg High School

Military Service: 1978 - 1979

University Career:

Obtained the degrees B Proc, BA (Hon) (Political Science) and MA (Political Science) at Rand Afrikaans University (RAU)
Received the Award for Academic Achievement of the Transvaal Lawyers' Association and the Abe Bailey Bursary to Great Britain and Europe
Served as President of the Students' Representative Council, National President of the Afrikaanse Studentebond, Chairperson of Youth for South Africa and Federal Youth Leader of the National Party


Lecturer in Political Science at the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Stellenbosch
Member of Parliament (1990 - 1994)
Media Director of the NP in the 1994 election Campaign
Re-elected as Member of the National Assembly in the April 1994 election
Re-elected as Member of the National Assembly in the June 1999 election
Member of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications
National Party representative at the International Democrat Union and the African Dialogue Group
Appointed as Executive Director of the National Party in 1997
Elected as National Leader of the National Party, 9 September 1997
Elected and sworn in as Premier of the Western Cape, 21 June 2002
Sworn in as National Minister of Environmental Affairs & Tourism, 29 April 2004

Family: Married to Suzette, son Christiaan, daughter Maryke


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