Bavelile Hlongwa Biography – Bavelile Hlongwa Wiki
Bavelile Hlongwa full name Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa was the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa from 30 May 2019 until her death on 13 September 2019.
Bavelile Hlongwa was born on 14 April 1981 in Umzinto, Kwa-Zulu Natal. She started her primary education at Ncazuka Primary School in Umzinto around 1989.
Hlongwa became involved in various student and youth organisations such as Congress of South African Students (COSAS), the South African Student Congress (SASCO) and Student Christian Fellowship (SCF). Some of these organisations such as COSAS and SASCO were aligned to African National Congress (ANC) it was her involvement in these organisations that laid the foundation for her activities in the ANC Youth League.
Bavelile Hlongwa became the Central SRC President in University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009. She served in Kwa Zulu Natal Task Team of the African National Congress Youth League as a Member of Education and Health Sub-committee from 2013 – 2015. In 2015 she was elected to serve in the National Executive Committee of the ANCYL, while she was also a treasurer of the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in KZN.
In May 2017, Bavelile Hlongwa was appointed as the Executive Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the National Youth Development Agency, whilst she was still serving as the Deputy President of Convocation Executive Committee at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bavelile Hlongwa served as a non-executive board member at the Dube Trade Port Corporation, from 2017 to 2019, she was also a nonexecutive board member National Metrology Institute of South Africa from 2018 to 2019.
Bavelile Hlongwa Age
Bavelile Hlongwa was born on 4 April 1981 in Umzinto, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She died on 13 September 2019. She was 38 years old.
Bavelile Hlongwa Qualifications
Bavelile Hlongwa started her primary education at Ncazuka Primary School in Umzinto around 1989. In 1996 she proceeded to Sihle High School where she matriculated in 2000. After matric she enrolled with the University of KwaZulu Natal where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. She was doing her Master’s degree in Public Administration, with the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Bavelile Hlongwa Death
Bavelile Hlongwa died on 13 September 2019 in a car crash at the age of 38. Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said in a statement on Saturday 14 September 2019:
“The deputy minister had stopped to assist a motorist whose vehicle had overturned on the N1 at Maubane … the deputy minister, her security detail, emergency medical services personnel and Bakwena security group personnel were in the process of assisting the motorist when a flatbed truck crashed into the scene.
“Three people including the deputy minister were killed, several people were left injured. An investigation by the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) as well as the SA Police Service (SAPS) is underway. I send my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased.”
President Cyril Ramaphosa on the untimely passing of Deputy Minister Hlongwa: “It is with profound shock and sadness that President Ramaphosa has learnt of the passing of the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa, who tragically lost her life in a motor vehicle accident yesterday, Friday 13 September 2019 on the N1 from Polokwane.
President Ramaphosa has expressed his most sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Minister Hlongwa, as well as the stakeholders in business, labour and community with whom she engaged in the mining sector.
The President has also expressed his condolences to the families of the four people who died with the Deputy Minister on scene while attempting to assist the passengers involved in another incident.
“The death of Deputy Minister Hlongwa is a devastating, untimely loss of a talented young leader who, alongside Minister Gwede Mantashe, was playing an important and dynamic role in an important sector of our economy,” said President Ramaphosa.
We convey our condolences to the family of Deputy Minister of Minerals, Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa who lost her life in a motor vehicle accident yesterday, 13 September 2019. #RIPBavelileHlongwa pic.twitter.com/xp0xoOf3Uh
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 14, 2019
— African National Congress (@MYANC) September 14, 2019
Comrade Bavelile was a dedicated deputy minister of Minerals resources and Energy . She was a living example of advocacy for youth empowerment . We send our sincere condolences to her family , loved ones and friends . will miss her dearly . #RIPBavelileHlongwa
— Minister Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) September 14, 2019