Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is Minister of Tourism, a Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, and a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. Prior to her current role, Kubayi-Ngubane served as a Minister in three portfolios: Science and Technology, Communications, and Energy. Kubayi-Ngubane started her career as a Community Developer in the non-governmental sector and subsequently joined the financial sector at FNB as a Skills Development Specialist, and later in the Business Banking Division at Nedbank. She joined the public sector as a Skills Development Facilitator at the National Health Laboratory Services, was recruited to become a director in the Office of the Deputy President, and then served as Parliamentary Advisor to then Deputy President of South Africa, Mr Kgalema Motlanthe. In 2006 she served as Portfolio Committee Chairperson at the City of Johannesburg and in 2009 she became a Member of Parliament and assumed several roles and responsibilities including Acting Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC and Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Telecommunications and Postal Services. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Johannesburg, a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from Damelin College, a Master’s Degree in Public and Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, and completed a Programme for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.