Kobus Botha

6BothaKobus was born on 16th February 1969 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

At the age of 3 years he relocated with his parents to Johannesburg.
Kobus is currently single and has two grown-up sons, a six-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son.

1973 – 1986 Kobus completed his secondary and primary education in Johannesburg.

1986 He enrolled at the Wits University to study for an LLB Law degree but due to circumstances could not complete the course.

Kobus has a total of 23 years of governmental experience.

From 1987 to 1996 Kobus worked for Department of Defence with secondments to Justice, SAPS, Correctional Services and Ministerial level.

1996 – 2000 He established his own business and successfully managed the business enterprise for 5 years.

Since 2000 Kobus served as a public representative at local municipal council level, district municipal council level and lastly at the Buffalo City Metropolitan Council before being elected to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in May 2014.

The latter earned him 14 years accumulated experience in Local Government affairs.  He currently serves as DA Shadow MEC for Social Development.

Kobus has served the Democratic Alliance in various senior leadership positions and is currently a member of the Democratic Alliance Eastern Cape Provincial Council, he is a Whip in the DA Caucus in the Legislature and Constituency Leader for EC Midlands which comprises of Cradock, Middelburg, Tarkastad, Molteno Hofmeyr and Sterkstoom.


Honourable Speaker All protocol observed INTRODUCTION The concept of social policy is related to social justice and social development. It is a method through which social justice is attained and social development is carried on. It’s not only the formulation of social policy that is important, but its effective implementation is paramount and is subject to changes from time to time as social aspirations and usefulness change. In order to …

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The MEC for Social Development, Nancy Sihlwayi, has no regard for the Constitution of South Africa and the Standing Rules of the Provincial Legislature. She has failed to answer Parliamentary written questions posed by me on behalf of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the electorate since July 2017. In effect, her deviance of Rule 184 (1) of the Standing Rules of the Legislature requires the Speaker, Noxolo Kiviet, to implement …

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      The Eastern Cape Department of Social Development (SocDev) is in potential breach of a number of laws in relation to health, safety and occupational health and the protection of the personal information of clients. In places where the DA governs, emphasis is placed on providing suitable and safe conditions for staff and for the communities who rely on such state facilities, whether these are in rural- or …

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  MPs visiting Sassa offices and paypoints across the Eastern Cape has lashed out at the poor conditions of most facilities. On Friday, leaking, blocked toilets and old inaccessible structures welcomed DA MP and shadow minister of social development, Bridget Masango, in Tsolo, near Mthatha. She was accompanied by Eastern Cape shadow MEC for social development, Kobus Botha and member of the Eastern Cape Legislature Veliswa Mvenya. As they inspected the social development office nearby, the three DA officials were shocked …

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Honourable Speaker, All protocol observed. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. Reducing poverty is seen as the world’s greatest challenge and in South Africa, it is counted as one of the country’s triple threats, the other two being unemployment and inequality. During the last few years, South Africa experienced an economic roller …

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