Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a South African politician who is currently the outgoing African Union (AU) Commission Chair.

Formerly and anti-apartheid activist, Nkosazana has held a number of influential government positions in South Africa including Minister of Health (1994 to 1999) under President Nelson Mandela and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1999 to 2009) under Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe.

She was moved to the position of Minister of Home Affairs in the Cabinet of President Jacob Zuma, her ex-husband, in May 2009.

Nkosazana is a member of the African National Congress National Executive Committee and National Working Committee. She is also a member of African National Congress Women’s League National Executive Committee and is or has been involved in numerous other groups and organisations.

She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Zululand, a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Bristol University, a Diploma in Tropical Child Health from the University of Liverpool, an Honorary Doctor of Laws from both the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Bristol University.

In her spare time Nkosazana enjoys reading, interacting with people and debate.

Additional Info

  • Designation: African Union (AU) Commission Chair
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