Muldene "Dene" Smuts (July 13, 1949 – April 21, 2016) was a South African politician. She was a member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance, serving in many capacities, including as Shadow Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. Smuts was editor of Fair Lady magazine, managing editor of Leadership, and was a prize-winning author.
Smuts was Broadcasting and Telecoms spokesperson for both the Democratic Party (DP) and Democratic Alliance (DA) from 1994 and 1996. In 1992, Smuts became South Africa’s first female whip in Parliament and served as DP party chairperson from 1994 to 1997.