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Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
  • Date of Birth:  30 September 1963
Current Positions
  • Minister of International Relations and Cooperation since 11 May 2009.

  • Member of the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee(NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) (2007).

  • Provincial Convener of the Progressive Women's Movement in Limpopo (2007).
Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities
  • Was an active member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and served in the various structures of the Mass Democratic Movement (MDM)and the ANC underground structures in 1980s.

  • After the unbanning of the ANC in 1990, she served the party in various structures including the ANC Women's League and actively participated in the re-launch of the ANC Women's League in the country.

  • Chairperson of the ANC Women's League in Limpopo and also - Member of the National Working Committee(NWC) of the ANC Women's League (1992 - 1995).

  • Member of Parliament in the National Assembly (1994 - 1995).

  • Appointed High Commissioner to Malaysia, servicing the Philippines and Brunei (1995 - 1999).

  • Appointed High Commissioner to India, servicing Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal (1999 - 2005).

  • Member of the NEC and NWC of the ANC Women's League (2004 - 2008).

  • Deputy Secretary-General of the ANC in Limpopo (2004 - 2008).

  • Appointed MEC for Limpopo Government and Housing (January 2005).
Source: Republic of South Africa International Relations & Cooperation.
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H.E. L Xingwana

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