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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Hon Speaker, protocol observed, I greet all present here today. During the past few months with COVID-19 sweeping into our country and affecting the lives of every single South African, we have seen the true importance of the Department of Social Development and everything that it stands for. We have never been blind to the fact that we have millions of residents in the Eastern Cape, ranging across all races, …


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Madam Speaker, all protocols observed. It is now 13 months and one week (22 May 2019) since Premier Oscar Mabuyane has taken charge of the government in the Eastern Cape. The Premier and the Executive Council are responsible for the realisation of the rights of people as contained in the Constitution of South Africa, provincial legislation, along with any national legislation assigned to the provinces. The Premier also sets provincial …


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The Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, must prioritize the rollout of broadband services to hospitals and clinics to help mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus, which is running rampant through the Eastern Cape. The Office of the Premier introduced the broadband project with the aim of connecting government departments, including hospitals and clinics, to high speed ICT infrastructure. Sadly, more than four years have passed and there is little to show for …


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The Democratic Alliance Legislature team welcomes Kobus Botha, who was officially sworn in as a DA member of the sixth term of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature this afternoon, 5 March 2020.     Kobus previously served as a member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature during the fifth term, and returns to the position of MPL, having served as a councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay since the 2019 elections, …


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Thousands of people across the province are being deprived of their basic human rights to dignity, as social services grind to a halt as a result of the failing ANC government’s inability to ensure a safe working environment for their own staff. Over five hundred staff members, the bulk of which are from the Department of Social Development, have had to seek new premises after being forced to vacate their …


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