Bavelile Hlongwa Biography
Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa was a South African chemical engineer and politician from KwaZulu-Natal and a party member of the African National Congress (ANC). She was the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and a Member of the National Assembly of South Africa from May 2019 until her death in September 2019.
Death be not proud … We dip our head in mourning the tragic passing on of Comrade Bavelile Hlongwa who was killed together with two other people in a major crash on the N1 highway last night (13 Sep). We wish speedy recovery to those that were injured in the accident. pic.twitter.com/PeOV50PlG9
— Gauteng ANC (@GautengANC) September 14, 2019
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She was 38 years old.
Bavelile Hlongwa Early life
Government mourns the untimely passing of Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa who tragically lost her life yesterday. Deputy Minister Hlongwa will be honoured with an Official Funeral Category 2 & all national flag stations shall fly at half-mast. pic.twitter.com/9bEz4cDSa3
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 14, 2019
Bavelile Gloria Hlongwa was born on 4 April 1981 in the town of Umzinto in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
Bavelile Hlongwa Education
My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Bavelile Hlongwa. This is a great loss. She was a passionate and energetic servant always advocating for youth empowerment. pic.twitter.com/XQobJ7609k
— Patricia de Lille (@PatriciaDeLille) September 14, 2019
She began her schooling career at Ncazuka Primary School in 1989 and matriculated from Sihle High School in 2000. She studied at the University of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College campus and achieved a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering. While at university, Hlongwa became active in the ANC Youth League and other student organizations. She was pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the time of her death.
Bavelile Hlongwa Early Career
Cde Bavelile Hlongwa was writing her own chapter in South African History books,
losing her so young is even more devastating because her story has now been cut so short.
Soonest our best with thee do go, death be not proud.
Rest in Eternal Peace My Dear Comrade. ?????? pic.twitter.com/YQWnSfTZCa
— Ayanda Dlodlo (@MinAyandaDlodlo) September 14, 2019
Hlongwa has held various leadership positions. She was appointed to serve on the Local Community Development Committee in 1999. Hlongwa was elected to the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2011, and, in 2013, she was designated as Treasurer for the structure. She was appointed Executive Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the National Youth Development Agency in 2017.
Hlongwa started her career as a chemical engineer at Shell Downstream SA. She worked as an engineer from 2011 to 2013, and soon as a production engineer from 2013 to 2015 at Sapref. She was also a gas scheduler at the company from 2016 to 2017.
Hlongwa was appointed as the Executive Deputy Chairperson of the Board of the National Youth Development Agency in 2017, while she was Deputy President of Convocation Executive Committee at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. From 2017 to 2019, she served as a non-executive board member of the Dube Trade Port Corporation. Hlongwa was a non-executive board member of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa from 2018 until 2019.
Bavelile Hlongwa Political career
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Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Ms Bavelile Hlongwa has died in a car accident. she was 38.
— Hon Mohamednoor Yakub ?? (@Hon_Mohamednoor) September 14, 2019
Hlongwa was elected central president of the SRC at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2009. She was a member of the ANC Youth League and worked as a member of the ANCYL’s KwaZulu-Natal branch task team and was a member of various subcommittees from 2013 to 2015. She was a critic of the ANC Women’s League.
In May 2019, Hlongwa was elected to the National Assembly of South Africa. She took office as a Member on 22 May 2019. President Cyril Ramaphosa soon after appointed her as Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy.
Bavelile Hlongwa Death, Bavelile Hlongwa Cause of Death Accident
Time, you thief. You bloody thief. Conniving with death. Shame on you. Knowing we can’t avenge but mourn. And you claim with your clock we shall heal. You thief. Death. Time. #BavelileHlongwa pic.twitter.com/fFKZXWAJSH
— Higher Education, Science & Technology (@ButiManamela) September 14, 2019
Hlongwa died on 13 September 2019 in an accident, which claimed the life of Hlongwa, together with three other people, happened on the N1 at Maubane Bridge at Carousel Plaza, Hammanskraal, when a truck plowed into a previous car accident scene she was assisting with. The accident claimed the lives of Hlongwa and three other people. The accident occurred close to Maubane Bridge on the N1 at Carousel Plaza, Hammanskraal. President Cyril Ramaphosa was saddened to hear about her death.
Bavelile Hlongwa Tributes
This is the late Deputy Minister of Minerals & Energy, Ms Bavelile Hlongwa.
She was a chemical engineer by profession.
Her death on 13/09/19 in a “car accident” comes when her department “seeks renegotiating” the IPP & coal contracts.
What a coincidence! https://t.co/5nqEeBijF8 pic.twitter.com/i9izz95XVj
— champion tenza (@championtenza) September 14, 2019
We convey our condolences to the family of Deputy Minister of Minerals, Resources, and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa who lost her life in a motor vehicle accident yesterday, 13 September 2019. #RIPBavelileHlongwa pic.twitter.com/xp0xoOf3Uh
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) September 14, 2019
ANC MOURNS THE TRAGIC PASSING OF COMRADE #BavelileHlongwa – A “NEW CADRE” PAR EXCELLENCE #RIPBavelileHlongwa#ANCLeads pic.twitter.com/AJF4fZZ028
— African National Congress (@MYANC) September 14, 2019
Comrade Bavelile was a dedicated deputy minister of Minerals Resources and Energy. She was a living example of advocacy for youth empowerment. We send our sincere condolences to her family, loved ones and friends . will miss her dearly. #RIPBavelileHlongwa
— Minister Jackson Mthembu (@JacksonMthembu_) September 14, 2019