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Deputy Minister

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Name: Dikobe Ben Martins

Designation: Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises

Occupation: Member of Parliament


Abridged History:

  • Born at Alexandra Township in Johannesburg


  • He served eight years as a political prisoner on Robben Island and in Johannesburg Prison (1983-1991)

  • He has been the member of Parliament since 1994

  • He holds a: Master of Law (LLM) degree in International Law from University of Cape Town;

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University of Natal (now the University of KwaZulu-Natal);

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA);

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice (PGD Dip. Man. Prac.) from the; University of Cape Town

  • He has published poetry anthologies and his art work forms part of the permanent Art Collections of South African galleries, as well as those of private collections Nationally and Internationally

  • He is a member of the  African National Congress and Central Committee and Political Bureau of the South African Communist Party