Mac Jack Wiki – Mac Jack Biography
Mac Jack was a well known South African educator, and politician has died. A member of the African National Congress. Jack appointed to the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature in June 2013. McCullen Ntsikelelo Jack was born on 8 March 1965 in the town of Graaff-Reinet, then part of South Africa’s Cape Province.
Jack, popularly known as “Umntlane” his clan name, was born in Graaff Reinet on 8 March 1965 and completed his High Schooling in Thubalethu State High School in Fort Beaufort in the Eastern Cape in 1984.
Mac Jack has died at the age of 55.
He matriculated from Thubalethu State High School in Fort Beaufort in 1984. He went on to study at the Masibulele College of Education, where he received a teacher’s diploma.
He then obtained a further diploma in educational management from the Rand Afrikaans University. From the University of the Witwatersrand, he attained a CPMD-Finance certificate, completed a Housing Policy Development Programme (HPDP), and received a certificate in governance and leadership.
In 2013, Jack received his honours degree in public administration from the University of Stellenbosch. At the time of his death, he was busy fulfilling his master’s degree from Wits University.
Mac Jack Wife, Children
Mac Jack was survived by his wife, seven children and nine grandchildren.
He first employed as a teacher at Brisbane Primary School in his hometown. Later on, he began working as the principal at the Lillian Noveve Combined School in Victoria West.
In 1997, the Northern Cape government appointed him as the deputy director-general of the provincial Department of Housing and Local Government in De Aar. He was also the municipal manager of the Pixley ka Seme District Municipality.
Jack was a long-standing member of the African National Congress. He served on the party’s regional structure as an additional member, the treasurer, the secretary, before being elected chairperson of the region, a post he held for a decade. Jack had also served as a member of both the ANC’s provincial executive committee and the rural working committee.
In June 2013, Jack was appointed a member of the provincial legislature. Newly elected premier Sylvia Lucas appointed him the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Transport, Safety and Liaison on 5 June.
He held the position until after the 2014 general election when Lucas moved him to the Health portfolio of the executive. She reshuffled her cabinet in March 2016 and appointed him the MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism. Following the 2019 general election, Zamani Saul elected the provincial premier, and he named him the MEC for Education.
In August 2020, Jack tested positive for COVID-19. He died from it on 12 August at Mediclinic Gariep in the provincial capital Kimberley, at 55 years old. He was survived by his wife, seven children and nine grandchildren.