Ms Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu

National Assembly
Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
Party: African National Congress on the provincial list for the province of Free State

Parliament Membership History

Joined Parliament in 1991 representing the Free State

Political Leadership Background

Led in the structures of the civic movement Sanco in early 80s

A factory worker and a union representative in the 80s. After the unbanning in 1990, was elected into the leadership structures of both ANC and ANCWL in Free State.



Advanced Diploma in Economics (University of the Western Cape)



Listening to news 


Netball and scoccer

Past Committee Memberships

1999-2004: Member of PC's on Safety and Security, Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, Social Development, Joint Defence

2005: Member of PC's on Safety and Security, Social Development and Joint Defence

2005: Chairperson of PC on Sport

2009-2010: Chairperson of PC on Water & Environmental Affairs

2010- 2017 : Deputy Minister of Police

2017: Deputy Minister of Arts & Culture

Political Ideas / Achievements Goals & Ambitions for the country

Main  Major achievement – assisted by Parliament and achieved a certificate in Sustainable Development Challenges with Malawi Institute of Management 

Certificate in Sustainable Development and Population Growth at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.