About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Maduna, Penuell

1952 -

Maduna was born in Johannesburg. He studied law at the University of Zululand, where he was SASO Chairman until 1974, and eventually completed his LL.B in Zimbabwe. He was a founder member of the ANC Constitutional Committee and helped to draft the Harare Declaration. He was also an important player in the multi-party talks. In 1994 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Home Affairs; in 1996 he was moved to the position of Minister of Mineral & Energy Affairs. In Mbeki's first government he became the Minister of Justice from 1999 to 2004, at which stage he retired from active politics.

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