MEC For Sport, Arts & Culture
MEC PA- Ms Xolo Khuzwayo
Tel : 033 342 6300
Address: 135 Pietermaritz Street
MEC Bani-Mapena is the former chairperson of the Sport and Recreation Portfolio Committee in the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature and is a dedicated political activist who is committed towards the development of KwaZulu-Natal. She is the youngest Member of Provincial Legislature for the ANC.
She holds a Bachelor of Technology in Accounting from her alma-mater, the Durban University of Technology, and an Honors degree in Leadership Development from the University of Stellenbosch Business School, majoring in negotiations. She’s currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Responsible Leadership at the University of Pretoria.
Her activism spans a little over 20 years, having joined politics at a very young age. Bani-Mapena, was inspired by her late brother Sicelo Bani, a political and an ex-exiled activist. An active and avid voice for the youth, Bani-Mapena understands that the world is getting younger, and the style of leadership is evolving to tackle the issues of young people, as well as the importance to grasp and find solutions to issues pertaining to youth. However, she remains a huge believer of inter-generational transition and the importance of institutional memory and wisdom of her predecessors.