Sbu Ndebele is the Minister of Transport of the Republic of South Africa. He has held this position since 11 May 2009.
Ndebele also serves in the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC) since 1997.
He has held the previous positions:
- Appointed Publicity Secretary of SASO for the University of Zululand (1972).
- Worked as an Assistant Librarian at the University of the North (1973 - 1974).
- Joined the African National Congress (ANC) under ground and went into exile in Swaziland (1974 - 1976).
- Worked as Assistant Librarian at University of Swaziland, (1974 - 1976).
- Was arrested for ANC activities in May 1976 and was sentenced to ten years on Robben Island in June 1977.
- Served in the Education Development Trust along with Dr IF Matsepe-Casaburri (1980 - 1994).
- Played a key role in peace iniatiative in Kwazulu-Natal since 1987.
- Regional Secretary of the ANC for Southern Natal (1990 - 1996).
- Director in the Office of Residence Administration - University of the Durban - Westville (1991 - 1994).
- MEC for Transport for the united province of KwaZulu-Natal (1994).
- Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Executive Committee and the Provincial Working Committee of the ANC (1994 - 2008).
- Deputy Chairperson in KwaZulu-Natal (1996 - 1998).
- Member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC (1997).
- Chairperson of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal Province (1998 - 2008).
- Actively involved in the University Christian Movement and later with the South African Students Organisation (SASO).
- Worked at the archives at a Lutheran Church Centre at Maphumulo.
- Research fellow at University of Natal's Department of Town and Regional Planning.
- Founder and Chairperson of the African Renaissance Trust based in KwaZulu-Natal.
- Premier of KwaZulu-Natal Province from 22 April 2004 - 10 May 2009.