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Ministry of Mobility: Overview

Minister of Mobility

About Ricardo Mackenzie

Minister MackenzieRicardo Mackenzie was selected as a Democratic Alliance candidate for the Western Cape Provincial Parliament ahead of the 2014 general election. He was elected and took office as an MPP on 21 May 2014, and then re-elected in May 2019. He represents Mitchells Plain as the DA's constituency head in the area.

During the fifth term of the provincial parliament, he served as the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sports, Public Accounts Committee, Health Committee, Education Committee.

In June 2019, Mackenzie was selected as the chairperson of the Standing Committee on the Premier and Constitutional Matters. He has also served as Chairperson of the Petitions Committee, Chairperson of Transport and Public Works. 

He served the Democratic Alliance on Budget Committee, Education, Social Development, Rules Committee, Programming Committee, Health Committee, Committee Safety, Public Accounts Committee, Parliamentary Oversight Committee and as a Whip in Western Cape Parliament.

Mackenzie has won several awards in several areas of his employment including at JPMorgan Chase, the World Wide Service Award as one of their best employees, Director-General Awards for Innovation at the Department of Sports and Recreation. He loves Rugby and all things sport, hiking and walking on all our beautiful beaches. He is also a avid dog lover.

Mackenzie holds an advanced Graduate Certificate in Governance and Leadership (NQF Level 7) from  University of the Witswatersrand. He is at present registered for a post-graduate diploma in governance at Wits University. He worked for the Old Mutual Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, The Presidency, Eurocape International and as Regional Executive for Dial-A-Bed before being appointed Manager/PA to the then-Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula.


Contact details

General Ministry Enquiries

Media Liaison Officer
Rebecca Campbell
Spokesperson for Minister Ricardo Mackenzie
Tel: 0767832583

Minister of Infrastructure

SimmersMinister Tertuis Simmers was born on 23 March 1983.

Born in Nelspruit, Tertuis Simmers has four children, 3 boys and a girl and is married to Monique Simmers.

He has been active in politics for the past 19 years.

Between 2011-2017 and prior to becoming a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in 2017, he served as a Mayoral Committee Member (MAYCO), on the Corporate Services, Roads and Asset Management Committee, as well as Speaker of the Eden District Municipality.

Apart from serving on the Western Cape Bargaining Council Division of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA), where he was as a member of the Plenary and the Executive between 2011-2017, he also qualified as a Skills Development Facilitator in 2015.

He enjoys jogging and is an avid chess player. In fact, he is keen to challenge anyone who might think that they are a better chess player.

Contact details

Head of Ministry
Vuyolwethu Njalo
Tel: 021 4832200

Media Liaison Officer
Name: Ntobeko Mbingeleli
Tel: 021 4832872

Appointment Secretary
Carmen Hartnick
Tel: 021 4834468

Community Outreach Officer (George)
Colleen Smart
Tel: 044 805 8779

Stakeholder Relations Officer
Mbongi Gubuza
Tel: 021 483 2482

Ministry of Infrastructure
Western Cape Government
Address: 8th Floor, 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001


The content on this page was last updated on 24 February 2023