Wednesday, 11 November 2009 12:38
|Mr Yunus Carrim|
- Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the South African Government.
- Position in Parliament
• MP in the National Assembly since 1994
• Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs – since May 2009
• Chairperson: Justice and Constitutional Development Portfolio Committee from September 2007
- until April 2009.
• Chairperson: Public Enterprises Portfolio Committee from June 2004 until August 2007.
• Chairperson: Provincial and Local Government Portfolio Committee from March 1998 until June 2004.
• Chairperson: Membership of Legislatures Adhoc Committee, 1997
• Other Committees served in parliament: Reconstruction and Development Committee,
- Private Members Motions, and several Ad Hoc Committees
Current Position in Party Political Structures
• Serve in branch and regional structures of the African National Congress
• Serve in structures from branch level to Central Committee and Politburo of the South African Communist Party
Other Community Activities
Serve in a range of community, educational and other organisations
Active in politics since organising anti-Apartheid Republic Day Festival demonstrations at high school in 1971. Chairperson of National Youth Action (Pietermaritzburg), 1972-3. Detained without trial from August to December 1976 for organising demonstrations against Soweto massacre at University of Durban-Westville and in June 1986 for two weeks in terms of the Emergency Regulations. On release from 1976 detention, receive United Nations scholarship to Study in England. Executive Committee member of Natal Indian Congress and Council member of United Democratic Front (Pietermaritzburg) from the mid-eighties. Secretary of Pietermaritzburg Combined Ratepayers and Residents Association (1986-90). Served in a range of community, sports and educational organisations.
BA(Hons) and M.A. in Sociology, University of Warwick (England), International Diploma in Journalism, Darlington College of Technology (England). Studies undertaken between 1977 and 1983 through scholarship from United Nations Educational and Training Project for Southern Africans.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Natal, (Pietermaritzburg) and Freelance Journalist. Published academic articles and journalistic pieces on South African Politics, Labour, “National Question”, Local Government and other issues.