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Frene Ginwala

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Frene Ginwala

Doctor Frene Noshir Ginwala

South African Politician


Born 25-04-1932 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.



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Current Position(s)


Founding Member and National Convenor | Women's National Coalition




Co-Chairperson | Global Coalition for Africa

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

Barrister-at-Law | Inner Temple



Representative | Science and Technology Initiative | African National Congress

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Previous Position(s)



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



Secretariat | Mr Mandela's Office | Government of Swaziland
1991 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Managing Editor | The Standard
Tanzania | 1969 - 1969

Publishing, Printing and Print Media




Educational history

Tertiary

University of London

Bachelor of Law

Rhodes University

Awarded in 1996

Honorary Bachelor of Arts

University of Oxford

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

Achievements

Awards

Global Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy | Priyadarshni Academy India

Presidential Award | Black Management Forum

Woman of the Year 2000 | Law Faculty, UP

Grand Officer de l'Ordre National | Ivory Coast

Hon Fellow | Linacre College

Activities

Memberships

Commission responsible for Retrieval and Deposit of ANC Archives

Chairperson

SA Group for Environmental Monitoring: Transparency International

Patron

Commonwealth Parliament Association (SA)

Chairperson

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Member

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President's Award for Youth Empowerment

Chair

UN World Summit for Social Development

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Various UN, UNESCO, and international conferences

Participant

National Water Conservation Campaign

Patron

President's Awards

Patron

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