Belinda Francis Scott was appointed as a Member of the Executive Council of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government on the 26th of May 2014 to take over the portfolio of Finance in the Province.
Before her appointment into the KwaZulu-Natal Cabinet, she was the Chairperson of the Finance Portfolio Committee at the KZN Legislature for nine years.
MEC Scott has been an active member of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature since 1994. She was a member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
MEC Scott is armed with a long list of academic qualifications:
Bachelor of Social Science, University of Natal, Durban, 1984
Honours in Social Science, University of Natal, Durban, 1990
Masters in Social Science, University of Natal, Durban, 1993
French III, Non-degree purposes, University of Natal, Durban, 1998
Diplome d'Etudes en Langue Francaise, DELF, Ier Degre (International Exam), 1999
Constitutional Litigation module towards Masters in Constitutional Law, University of Natal, Durban, 2000
Prior to 1994 she served as a Member of the National Housing Board, followed by her appointment to the KZN Provincial Housing Board and Cato Manor Development Association of which she dedicated much of her time for many years. The fruits of her labour were recognised in 1996 when she was awarded both the Provincial and National Housing Person of the Year Awards in the newly elected democratic government for her advancement of low cost housing development. Her dedication to the upliftment of the disadvantaged people of South Africa was born.
Her political portfolio includes being:
Member of the African National Congress
ANC Provincial Co-ordinator: Legal and Monitoring
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