Frene Ginwala

South African Politician

Born 1932-4-25 in Johannesburg South, South Africa

Frene Ginwala is a journalist, politician and the former speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from 1994-2004. She also lecturers for universities and institutions in a number of countries. Ginwala is also a Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple.


STATUS

BADGES

Veteran
Celebrity
Pioneer
Allrounder
Newsmaker
Associate (Silver)
Workaholic
Complete
Philanthropist (Silver)
Leader
Achiever

CURRENT POSITIONS

Chairperson | Africa | Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | Archives Committee | African National Congress

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Co-Chairperson | Global Coalition for Africa

Member | National Executive Committee | African National Congress Women's League

Barrister-at-Law | Inner Temple

Member | National Working Committee | African National Congress

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | South Africa | Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Representative | Science and Technology Initiative | African National Congress

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairperson | Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Founding Member and National Convenor | Women's National Coalition

Chairperson | International Parliamentary Union (SA)

Government, Public Administration and Defence

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Chancellor | University of KwaZulu-Natal

2005 - 2009

Academia, Education and Training

Speaker | Parliament of South Africa

1994 - 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress

1994 - 2004

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Deputy Head | Commission for Emancipation of Women | African National Congress

1992 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Secretariat | Former President Mandela's Office | Government of South Africa

1991 - 1991

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Head | Research Department | African National Congress

1991 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Secretariat | Mr Mandela's Office | Government of Swaziland

1991 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Managing Editor | The Sunday News

1969 - 1969

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Managing Editor | The Standard

1969 - 1969

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Spokesperson | African National Congress

1969 - 1969

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | Constitutional Committee | Constitutional Assembly

1969 - 1969

Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of London

Bachelor of Law

Rhodes University

Awarded in 1996

Honorary Bachelor of Arts

University of Oxford

Awarded in 1996

Doctor of Philosophy

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Awarded in 1996

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Cape Town

Awarded in 1997

Honorary Doctor of Laws

University of Connecticut, United States of America

Awarded in 2002

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Awarded in 2003

Honorary Technical Doctorate

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