Nomusa Dube-Ncube has been the hands-on MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the KZN Legislature since 2009 where she continues to add value to political leadership with her fair and firm style.
KwaMashu-born political and community activist MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube has been in the frontline of resistance politics and community mobilisation in the collective quest for a non-racial, non-sexist and democratic new country. She has stayed the course and continues to hold her position as one of the senior leaders of the African National Congress in her home province of KwaZulu-Natal.
At the start of South Africa's democracy in the 1990s, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube was formerly the Mayor of the North Central Local Council before the local authority of Durban was amalgamated with several others to form what is now known as the eThekwini Municipality. Subsequently, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube was appointed the Speaker of the eThekwini Municipality.
After a remarkable term as the Speaker, during which period Nomusa Dube-Ncube launched the Women Youth Development and a number of other initiatives aimed at alleviating poverty, creating jobs and promoting social cohesion, the ruling ANC redeployed Nomusa Dube-Ncube to serve as Ambassador to the Czech Republic where she was based in Prague and worked tirelessly promoting the new South Africa and attracting foreign investment, boosting tourism in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country and hosting numerous trade delegations.
After that, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube was appointed back home to serve as the Chief Whip of the African National Congress in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.
Parallel to that, MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube was appointed as the Deputy Provincial Secretary of the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal, and in 2009 was promoted to MEC.
MEC Dube-Ncube focus is sharply on service delivery to rural and far-flung areas of a very vast and challenging province defined by rampant poverty, unemployment and particularly the lack of opportunities for rural women and aspiring young women denied proper educational resources.
MEC Dube-Ncube has successfully straddled both challenging spheres in her department, making strident calls for clean audits among municipalities, promoting good governance and transparency while encouraging senior managers and public servants to up skill their academic potential and knowledge economy by furthering their post-graduate studies at universities.