LINDIWE SISULU IS SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER

PRETORIA, South Africa has a new Minister of International Relations and Co-operation with Lindiwe Sisulu named to the post in the Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday night.

Sisulu, who moves fro the Human Settlements portfolio she has held since 2014, has been a Member of Parliament since 1994 and has been chairperson of the inaugural African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development since 2005.

She is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party’s top decision-making organ, and a member of the National Working Committee of the ANC. She was a trustee of the South African Democracy Education Trust; trustee of the Albertina and Walter Sisulu Trust; and a member of the Board of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

She was born in Johannesburg on May 10, 1954 to struggle stalwart and ANC veterans Walter and Albertina Sisulu and completed her secondary school education at St Michael’s School in Swaziland in 1973.

She holds a Master of Arts Degree in History from the Centre for Southern African Studies of the University of York in Britain and an MPhil also from the Centre for Southern African Studies of the University of York obtained in 1989 with the thesis on Women at Work and the Liberation Struggle in South Africa.

As South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Sisulu is entrusted with the formulation, promotion and execution of South Africa’s foreign policy, taking overall responsibility for all aspects of South Africa’s international relations in consultation with the President.

She leads one of the biggest contingents of diplomats, with 125 diplomatic missions in 107 countries located in all corners of the world.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK