H. E. Ms. Pinky Kekana
Ms Pinky Kekana is the former MEC of Limpopo Roads and Transport. Ms Kekana was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Filling of Vacancies
in the Commission for Gender Equality, a position she held since 16
She is also, among others, a member of the Standing Committee on Finance
(National Assembly Committees), a post she has held since June 2014. She
has been a member of the National Assembly since 21 May 2014.
Pinky Kekana was born in Bela-Bela. Kekana has completed a Bachelor of Arts
Degree (specializing in Education and teaching). Kekana was a teacher at
Bela-Bela High School.
Kekana experiences as a secondary school teacher fuelled her passion for
education and South African’s young people. She is committed to improving
opportunities for young South African’s, from all walks of life.
As an agent for change, Kekana is committed to increasing the profile of
women on the African Continent, promoting women’s and equality more
broadly. She wants everyone, but particularly women and girls to feel
As the Deputy Minister of Communications and someone from a rural town,
Kekana understands and recognises the vital importance of bridging the
Digital divide between people living, working and travelling in regional
and remote parts of the country and those metropolitan cities.
Our society is rapidly moving towards using cutting edge technology and
more people are getting access to the internet year on year. Kekana
believes that rural South Africans should have access to 21st century
communications to run their businesses, complete their studies and connect
with family and friends.
Kekana was elected to the Provincial legislature in 1999 and was re-elected
in 2009. She has served as the Executive Mayor of Waterberg District and a
MEC for Roads and Transport as well as a MEC for Economic Development,
Environment and Tourism.
In her role as a Member of Parliament, Kekana has been a part of a number
of committees most notably the Standing Committee on Finance, Defence and
the Ad Hoc Committee on the Filling of Vacancies in the Commission for
Gender Equality. In March2018 she was subsequently appointed as the Deputy
Minister of Communications.
As the Secretary General of PAWO, Kekana is committed to ensuring that all
African women, regardless of where they live, have access to opportunities
thatwill benefit them and their local communities.