Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Female Ministers of the Republic of Botswana (Female suffrage 1961) Formerly a British Protectorate under the name of Bechuanaland, independent republic 1966

Also see Botswana Parliament and Botswana Heads of State

1974-77 Minister of Trade and Industry Dr. Gaositwe Kogakwa Tibe Chiepe
1977-84 Minister of Mines and Natural Resources
1984-94 Minister of External Affairs
1994-99 Minister of Education
G.K.T. Chiepe was Ambassador to United Kingdom, Western Germany, France, European Communities, Denmark, Norway and Nigeria 1970-74. She retired after the 1999 elections. (b. 1926-)

1980-84 Minister of Home Affairs Kebatshabile Disele
MP 1976-86. She lived (1924-2008).

1994-97 Assistant Minister of Local Government, Lands and Housing Margaret Nnanamyana Nasha
1997-98 Minister of Local Government, Lands and Housing
1998-99 Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Affairs
1999-2009 Minister of Local Government 
2009 Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration
Ambassador to United Kingdom 1991-94,
acted as Foreign Minister in 2005, former TV-journalist and Civil Servant and Speaker of the National Assembly 2009-14.

1997-99 Assistant Minister of Local Government, Lands and Housing Joy Phymaphi
1999-
2003 Minister of Health

1999-2000 Assistant Minister in the President's Office Tebelelo Seretse
2000-02 Minister of Commerce and Industry
2002-
04 Minister of Works, Transport and Communications

1999-2004 Assistant Minister of Local Government Gladys T.K. Kokorwe
2008-09 Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
Former City Clerk for Gaborone City Council and Chief Executive Officer for Sowa Town, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly 2004-08, Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mauritius and Mozambique 2009-13 and Speaker of the National Assembly from 2014.

2002-03 Minister of Commerce, Industry, Wildlife and Tourism Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi
2003-04 Minister of Conservation, Wildlife, & Tourism
2004-09 Minister of
Communications, Science and Technology
2009-14 Minister of Education and Skill Development
2014- Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Candidate for the post of Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union in 2016 and 2017. In 2016 she got the most votes, but not the necessary 2/3.

2002-03 Assistant Minister of Home Affairs Lesego Motsumi
2003-04
Minister of Health
2004-08 Minister of Works and Transport
2008-09 Minister of Health
2010 Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration
2010 Acting Minister of Defence, Justice and Security


2004-08 Minister of Health Professor Sheila Tlou

2004-08 Assistant Minister of Education Moggie Mbaakanyi

2004-09 Government Chief Whip Botlogile Mogogo Tshireletso
2009- Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development

2005-16 Attorney General Athaliah Molokomme
A High Court Judge before her appointment as the principal legal adviser to the Government, ex-officio Member of Parliament and member of the Cabinet.

2009-10 Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry Dorcas Makgato-Malesu
2010-14 Minister of Trade and Industry
2014- Minister of Health

2009-14 Assistant Minister of Agriculture Oreeditse Molebatsi

2014- Assistant Minister of Education and Skills Development Dr. Unity Dow

 

Last updated 02.02.17