Xaomei Havard

Dr Xiaomei Havard is a Chinese-born South African businesswoman, politician and member of the Africa National Congress (ANC). In January 2021 she replaced Jackson Mthembu as Member of Parliament (MP) for Gauteng.


Xiaomei Havard was born in Henan, China.[1]


She is married to a South African.[1]


Havard studied for a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Johannesburg.[2]


She has been a member of multiple Chinese businesses and Brics forums. Havard is also the honorary president of the Africa Federation of Chinese Women in Commerce and Industry and the co-president of the South Africa-China Famous Female Business Council, according to her profile on professional network LinkedIn.


Xaomei Havard joined the ANC in 2004.[1]

On 27 January 2021, the ANC announced that Xiaomei Havard from Gauteng would be replacing Jackson Mthembu as an MP.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Siyanda Ndlovu, PROFILE: All you need to know about the ANC’s new Chinese-born MP, CItizen, Puyblished: January 28, 2021, Retrieved: January 28, 2021
  2. Xiaomei Havard, Facebook, Published: No Date Given, Retrieved: January 28, 2021
  3. ANC appoints replacement for Jackson Mthembu and four other MPs who died, Sowetan Live, Published: January 27, 2021, Retrieved: January 28, 2021