About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Van Schalkwyk, Marthinus

Van Schalkwyk was born in 1959.

His current positions are: -

Ø     Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 2004.

Ø     Leader of the New National Party since 8 September 1997.

Academic Qualifications : -

Ø     Matriculated from Pietersburg High School (1977).

Ø     B Proc degree from Rand Afrikaans University (RAU).

Ø     Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Political Science from (RAU).

Ø     Masters of Arts degree in Political Science from (RAU)

Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities : -

Ø     Lecturer in Political Science at RAU and University of Stellenbosch.

Ø     Member of Parliament for Randburg (1990 - 1994).

Ø     Media Director of the National Party (NP) during the 1994 election campaign (1994).

Ø     Re-elected as Member of Parliament of the National Assembly (April 1994).

Ø     Member of the Parliament Portfolio Committee on Communications.

Ø     Representative of the National Party (NP) at the International Democratic Union and the African Dialogue group.

Ø     Military Service (1978 - 1979).

Ø     President of the Students' Representative Council.

Ø     National President of Afrikaanse Studentebond.

Ø     Chairperson of Youth for South Africa.

Ø     Federal Youth Leader of the National Party (NP).

Ø     Premier of Western Cape Province (21 June 2002 - 28 April 2004)

Awards/Decorations/Presentations/Bursaries : -

Ø     Award for Academic Achievement of the Transvaal Lawyers' Association.

Ø     Abe Bailey Bursary to Great Britain and Europe.

Source: Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

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