Dr. Bonginkosi Emmanuel “Blade” Nzimande is the Minister of Transport having previously served as the Minister of Higher Education and Training. The current General Secretary of the South African Communist Party holds a Doctorate in Philosophy specializing in Sociology from the University of Natal. Dr Nzimande lectured at the University of Zululand in 1985, and was a lecturer for Industrial Psychology at the University of Natal in 1987. He had served Parliament as Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, and had held various leadership positions at SA universities. He has written a book titled “Children of wars: the impact of violence on schooling in Natal”