Barbara Anne HoganSouth Africa

Barbara Hogan Biography, Wiki, Age, Husband, Children, Net Worth, State Capture Inquiry

Monday 12th November 2018, Barbara Hogan testifies at state capture inquiry

Barbara Hogan Wiki

Barbara Hogan Bio

Barbara Anne Hogan was born on 28 February 1952. She is a former Minister of Health and of Public Enterprises in the Cabinet of South Africa.

Barbara Hogan Personal details

Barbara Hogan Age She was born on 28th February 1952 (age 66)
Political party African National Congress (ANC)
Barbara Hogan Husband Ahmed Kathrada
Barbara Hogan Education University of the Witwatersrand
Barbara Hogan Net Worth She has an estimated Net Worth of $ 1.8 Million as of 2018
Minister of Public Enterprises
In office
10 May 2009 – 31 October 2010
Preceded by Brigitte Mabandla
Succeeded by Malusi Gigaba
Minister of Health
In office
25 September 2008 – 10 May 2009
Preceded by Manto Tshabalala-Msimang
Succeeded by Aaron Motsoaledi

Barbara Hogan Early life and Education

Hogan attended St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, Boksburg, and gained a degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has qualifications in Accounting and Economics.

Barbara Hogan Political activity

Hogan joined the African National Congress in 1976 after the Soweto Uprising, many years after the organisation had been declared illegal and had moved its operations underground. Her responsibilities were to mobilise the white political left, participate in public political campaigning and supply the ANC underground in Botswana with information about trade union and community activity in South Africa. Hogan was detained in 1982 for ‘furthering the aims of a banned organisation’ and after being interrogated, ill-treated and detained in solitary confinement for one year, she became the first woman in South Africa found guilty of high treason and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

Hogan was released in 1990 with the unbanning of outlawed organisations and together with other political prisoners, most notably Nelson Mandela. Upon release, she played a pivotal role in restructuring the ANC in her capacity as secretary of the PWV regional office.

When Kgalema Motlanthe took office as interim President of South Africa between 25 September 2008 and 9 May 2009, following the resignation of Thabo Mbeki, he appointed Hogan as Minister of Health to replace Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

Hogan is a member of the advisory board of the Amandla AIDS Fund (AAF), which was established by the nonprofit organisation Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) in 2003 with a $2.5 million donation from Carlos and Deborah Santana, which represented the entire net proceeds of the 2003 U.S. Summer Santana Shaman tour.[ AAF provides grants to effective South African efforts to combat AIDS and also develops innovative, collaborative programmes. Amandla means “strength” or “power” in Zulu, Xhosa, and other South African languages. The AAF advisory board, chaired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, includes leading South African HIV/AIDS experts and AIDS activists who help select effective South African organisations and programmes to receive grants. In the past year, AAF has allocated and granted over $1.25 million to HIV/AIDS advocacy, prevention and treatment programmes. ANSA also works to further civil rights and safeguard voting rights in the U.S.

In September 2008, Hogan was named Minister of Public Health due to her financial, managerial skills, which were urgently needed in the rundown Department of Health, according to her in a 2008 interview by News24. Although Hogan was not a medical professional, she said that she had a competent deputy, Dr. Molefi Sefularo, who was a medical doctor and had been very engaged in the healthcare sector. Hogan helped the South African government address the AIDS pandemic among South Africans after almost a decade of denial and neglect by the previous Minister of Health, Manto Tshabalala-Msimang.

In May 2009, she was appointed to the Ministry of Public Enterprises, from which she was axed in 2010 by President Jacob Zuma. In December 2015 she denounced the president for sacking the then finance minister (Nhlanhla Nene) and called on the citizenry to “rise up and say enough is enough.”

Barbara Hogan Honours

Hogan was included in the 2009 Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

On April 13, 2011, Hogan received an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky, alongside her life-partner Ahmed Kathrada.

Barbara Hogan Husband (Ahmed Kathrada)

Barbara Hogan met Ahmed Kathrada to whom she is married to after her release from prison in 1990.

Barbara Hogan with Husband Ahmed Kathrada
Barbara Hogan with Husband Ahmed Kathrada

Barbara Hogan State Capture Inquiry

On Monday 12th November 2018,  Barbara Hogan will begin her testimony at the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

The commission is chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo and is tasked with examining allegations of corruption and fraud in the public sector and organs of state.

The hearings paused in September and will resume with testimony from Hogan and current Minister of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordan on Thursday.

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