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Butch Steyn

Shadow Deputy Minister of Communications

Butch was elected to the National Assembly in April 2004 and also served as a Democratic Alliance representative in the Gauteng Legislature from 1999 to 2004. He was also the first (and only) Democratic Party councillor in the Western Metropolitan Council of Johannesburg from 1994 to 1995 and later in the South-West Metropolitan Council (Roodepoort) between 1995 and 1999.

Before entering the political arena on a full-time basis, Butch practised as a Civil Engineer and was a partner in a national firm of Consulting Engineers before becoming Managing Director of his own practice.

Prior to that, he offered an architectural consulting service which led to the birth of a construction company. During his professional life, he specialised in the design of high rise structures such as office blocks, hotels, shopping centres, casinos and multi-storey apartment buildings. With the slump in the construction industry during the late 80s and early 90s,
he also did project management work, particularly in the oil/fuel industry for depot upgrades.

In his spare time, Butch tries to spend time with his family, loves to read, fiddle on the computer and play the guitar. He also tries to get a bit of gardening in and, being the only man in the family, is the handyman around the house, usually between 2 and 6 in the morning!

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