A full biography of John Steenhuisen

A full biography of John Steenhuisen

John Steenhuisen is a South African politician that occupies the post of the current Chief Whip for the Opposition in the National Assembly where he is a member. In his capacity, he represents the Democratic Alliance that is led by Mmusi Maimane.

John Steenhuisen profile summary

Date of birth: 25 March 1976

Age: 43 years

Place of birth: Durban

Nationality: South African

Profession: Political leader

John Steenhuisen education and early life: He attended Northwood Boys High School. From there in 1989, he went up to graduation in 1993.

Career progression: John began his walk in politics when he was pretty young. At the age of 22 years, back in 1999, he was elected to the Durban City Council where he served as the councilor. In 2006, he served as Democratic Alliance’s caucus leader. This was the official opposition of eThekwini council. He was also part of those serving in the City Executive Committee.

He has held several political positions including:

Chief Whip of Democratic Alliance in the National Assembly from 2014 to today.

Member of Parliament of the Democratic Alliance from November 2010 to present.

Shadow Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs from November 2010 to May 2014.

Leader of KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature from April 2009 to October 2010.

Member of Provincial Legislature, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature from April 2009 to November 2010.

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