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Buti Manamela
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Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology
Assumed office
17 October 2017
Personal details
Born (1979-07-10) 10 July 1979 (age 44)
Modimolle, Transvaal Province

Buti Kgwaridi Manamela (born 10 July 1979) is currently serving as the Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, having previously served as the Deputy Minister for Planning and Monitoring in the Presidency since 26 May 2014. He is currently serving under the current Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology Blade Nzimande and current President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa. Manamela has also held the post of the spokesperson to former president, Jacob Zuma.


Birth and education

Buti Manamela was born in the town of Modimolle, Transvaal Province, South Africa. He joined Congress of South African Students (COSAS) and the African National Congress Youth League at the age of thirteen. He matriculated from Phagameng High School. He then enrolled at the Mamelodi College where he obtained a certificate in electronics in 2001. During his time at the college, he joined the South African Students Congress, the Young Communist League of South Africa, the South African Communist Party and the African National Congress. He completed his post-graduate diploma in 2014 and obtained a Master of Management in Public Policy from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2017.

Personal life

Manamela is married and has two children

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