Ms Makhotso Magdeline Sotyu

National Assembly
Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
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 80’s   

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

Secretary of then, Southern Regions of the ANC. 

Currently member of the NEC ANCWL and PEC ANC FS


Highest standard passed- MATRIC 

Tertiary Education: Advanced Diploma in Economics – University of the Western Cape



Listening to news 


Sport interest : Netball & Soccer

Past Committee Memberships

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

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

2005: Chairperson of PC on Safety & Security and Security Cluster  

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, in Tanzania.