The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (formerly Minister of Environmental Affairs) is the member of the Cabinet of South Africa.
|Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries|
|Inaugural holder||Buyelwa Sonjica|
|Formation||10 May 2009|
The post was created by President Jacob Zuma, in his cabinet announced on 10 May 2009; it partially replaced the posts of Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry. The first holder of the position was Buyelwa Sonjica; Edna Molewa served in the position from 2010 until her death in 2018. Nomvula Mokonyane succeeded Molewa. It has also been described as one of the most efficient ministries currently in South Africa.
|1.||Kader Asmal||ANC||1994-1999||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|2.||Ronnie Kasrils||ANC||1999-2004||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|3.||Buyelwa Sonjica||ANC||2004-2006||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|4.||Lindiwe Hendricks||ANC||2006-2009||Water Affairs and Forestry|
|5.||Buyelwa Sonjica||ANC||2009-2010||Water and Environmental Affairs|
|6.||Edna Molewa||ANC||2010-2018||Environmental Affairs|
|7.||Nomvula Mokonyane||ANC||2018-2019||Environmental Affairs|
|8.||Barbara Creecy||ANC||2019-present||Environment, Forestry and Fisheries|
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