Dr Ben Ngubane is born

Home > Dated Event > Dr Ben Ngubane is born

Ngubane Ben

Wednesday, 22 October 1941

Dr Baldwin Sipho (Ben) Ngubane, political activist and Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) politician, was born at Inchanga Roman Catholic Mission, Camperdown, Natal. Ngubane occupied many high political positions in the IFP and other spheres of government. He was minister of arts, culture and technology in President Mandela's Government of National Unity from 1994 until August 1997. In March 1997, Ngubane was appointed as premier of KwaZulu-Natal province, until he was replaced by Lionel Mtshali in 1999. In 2006 he ended his long-term relationship with the IFP when he resigned from the party to join its rival, the African National Congress (ANC).

• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau

Last updated : 09-Oct-2013

This article was produced by South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011

Support South African History Online

Donate and Make African History Matter

South African History Online is a non profit organisation. We depend on public support to build our website into the most comprehensive educational resource and encyclopaedia on African history.

Your support will help us to build and maintain partnerships with educational institutions in order to strengthen teaching, research and free access to our content.