The new secretary for defence
27 November 2011

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu takes pleasure in announcing the appointment of Dr Sam Makhudu Gulube as the new Secretary for Defence with immediate effect. Dr Gulube is eminently qualified both as a medical practitioner and a seasoned soldier.

He is a graduate of Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr Gulube worked in tele-medicine and this stimulated his interest in Information Technology as a viable tool to improve quality and equity in healthcare services.

Throughout his illustrious career - as African National Congress Deputy Representative to the United Nations, Chairperson of the Presidential National Commission on Information Society and Development; member of the Business Advisory Council of the United Nations Office for Project Services, and recently, as Advisor to the Minister of State Security. He has developed his conception of public service and its applications.

His hard work as a medical practitioner and executive in government and professional agencies has earned him the respect of his colleagues and peers.