Andries Carl Nel

Andries Carl Nel is the Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, responsible for provincial and local government of the Republic of South Africa; a position he was first appointed to on 9 July 2013, and re-apppointed to on 26 May 2014.

He has been a Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 1994. Mr Nel holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Pretoria.

Mr Nel served as Whip of the Portfolio Committee on Justice and was the House Whip from 2000 to 2002. Between 2006 and 2007, he served as Acting Chief Whip of the ANC and as a chairperson of the House of the National Assembly between 2008 and 2009.

He has served as Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC from 2002 to 2008, a member of portfolio committees on Justice and Constitutional Development, Correctional Services, Health, Home Affairs, Communications, and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.