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.


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Kobus Botha

Taking legislature to the People Elliotdale, Amathole District Municipality 17 October 2018 All protocol observed. Honourable Speaker. The social development committee report tabled today highlights seven co-operative projects that were visited by the portfolio committee during the end of August this year. A very simple definition of a co-operative would be to say it is a business where a group of people get together voluntarily to address their common needs. …


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More than a thousand Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs), which are in many cases dependent on funding from government to provide critical support services to Eastern Cape residents, have still not been paid. These are the organisations that look after women and children who have been abused, assist victims of domestic abuse, help those with substance abuse problems, assist the disabled and the elderly and help with early childhood development. According to …


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The Eastern Cape has a critical shortage of social workers, with nearly a quarter of posts vacant across the province. In a province of 6,5 million people, the department currently only employs 1,771 social workers to provide vital services for the most vulnerable of our society. This translates to just one social worker per 3,670 people in the province. In replying to a parliamentary question MEC for Social Development, Dr …


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Thousands of Eastern Cape children who are in desperate need of support, are being denied critical services, even though funding is available for them. So far this year the Department of Social Development has only assisted 900 of a targeted 20 429 children, while last year Department failed to reach its target, only assisting 8 500 of the 11 047 children they had identified, grossly under-spending in the process. This …


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A written response to a parliamentary question from Social Development MEC, Dr Pumza Dyantyi, reveals that the Department of Social Development in the Eastern Cape does not have enough vehicles that would enable its 1771 social workers to provide social welfare services in our province. To view the response, please click here: Response The response reveals that the Department of Social Development only has 419 vehicles for departmental employees and a mere 239 …


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