Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana appeared at the Randburg Magistrate’s court on Thursday and was granted bail of R5 000.
Manana appeared on two charges of assault with the intent to cause grievous body harm.
Defence Michael Motsoeneng Bill opposed that media be allowed to film proceedings after State prosecutor Yusuf Baba requested permission.
The deputy minister assaulted two women on Sunday at Cubana Fourways after an argument where one of the women called him gay.
Mandisa Duma, one of the victims, opened a case of assault against Manana.
He is due to appear in court on September 13