21 June 1939
Dr. Essop Goolam Pahad, former Minister in the Presidency of the Republic of South Africa was born in Schweizer-Reneke, Western Transvaal (now North-West Province). He carried out a wide range of political duties as designated by the President and had specific responsibility for the Office on the Rights of the Child (ORC), Office on the Status of Disabled People (OSPD), Office on the Status of Women (OSW), the National Youth Commission and the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS). Pahad was also on the Board of the SA 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee. He is a member of the African National Congress (ANC).