Dr. Bomo Edith Edna Molewa is the Minister of Environmental Affairs of the Republic of South Africa, a position she has held since 2010. She is also a National Executive Committee Member of the African National Congress. Previously, Molewa was Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs from 2010 to 2014. Prior to that, she was Minister of Social Development from 2009 to 2010, and the first female Premier of the North West Provincial Government from 2004 to 2009. She was also MEC for Agriculture, Conservation and Environment of North West from 2000 to 2004, MEC for Economic Development and Tourism of North West from 1998 to 2000 and MEC for Environment and Tourism of North West 1996 to 1998. She holds a doctorate in Applied Sciences from Vaal University of Technology and a BA in Development Studies from the University of South Africa.