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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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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Hundreds of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across the Eastern Cape will be having a bleak festive season, as they are still waiting for their funding subsidy-transfers to be paid. These NGOs were promised that the payments, some of which have been outstanding for more than three months, would be made by no later than the 15th of December. They are still waiting though, as the Department of Social Development battles with …


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Kobus Botha

All protocol observed. Honourable Speaker, I am very sad, disappointed, frustrated, concerned and very cross with the ANC. I am sad because the relative successes of the post-apartheid ANC Government has not successfully redressed the wrongs of the previous regime. In fact, service delivery has slowed down, and the country still faces serious economic and social challenges such as negative economic growth, high unemployment, rising poverty and increasing inequality. I …


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As the world commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today (3 December) more needs to be done to assist those with disabilities in the Eastern Cape. There are close to 300 000 people with disabilities in the Eastern Cape according to STATS SA Household Survey. The third highest number in the country. Not only are people with disabilities being excluded from job opportunities across the province, but they …


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The Department of Social Development has paid out close on R5,2 million in salaries to 34 suspended officials facing charges of, among others, corruption and financial mismanagement. Eight of these officials, who have already cost the Department close on R1 million, are still sitting at home, drawing salaries, while waiting for their appeals against their dismissals to be finalised. In response to a parliamentary question, Department of Social Development MEC, …


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