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George Oliphant

Nickname: 'Nthome'

COO International Council of Organizations For Folklore Festivals and Folk Art of South Africa


Born in Mamelodi

George Oliphant CIOFF South Africa's Secretary General a leader in the field of intangible heritage, South Africa is drawing up political and legislative measures and preparing an inventory and studies of the range of its cultural expressions. It is very attached to the principles of cultural diversity and has spared no effort in formulating policies in this respect within UNESCO.

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M: 0829558832


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Current Position(s)

Co-Founder | African Tale Leisure Park
Tshwane Salvakop | 2010 - present

Developing The Capital Tourism Centre


Director | Altivex 105 NGO Gauteng Folklore Dance Troupe
Pretoria | 2010 - present

International Folklore Festioval Director | 2010 Afrika World Folklorama
Gauteng | 2010 - present

Festival Director


Founder | Go visit Mamelodi
Pretoria | 2010 - present

Founder


Secretary General IOV South Africa | Southern African Development Community
South Africa | 2007 - present

Secretariat


Senator | IOV - International Organization of Folk Art
SADC | 2007 - present

Secretary General CIOFF South Africa | CIOFF South Africa
2003 - present

President & Founder | SATFA - SA Traditional Fair Association
City of Tshwane | 2002 - present


Secretary General | CIOFF South Africa

Social Development (Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs))


Previous Position(s)

Founder | PMB | Moses Mabhida Foundation
Pietermaritzburg | 2011

Social Development and Community Services

A Foundation preserving the Living Heritage of Moses Mabhida


Founder | Gauteng North Craft Council
City of Tshwane | 2004 - 2007

Developer | Gauteng Provincial Craft Council
Johannesburg | 2004 - 2007

Managing Director | OFENTSE Building Construction
City of Tshwane | 1997 - 2009

Educational history

Secondary

Lehlabile High School (1990)

Tertiary

Imperial Society of Dance Teachers

Mmabatho | Completed 1991

ISDT UK

OmniTECH Institute

Pretoria | Completed 1991

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OmniTECH Institute

Pretoria | Completed 1991

Basic Electronics

Achievements

Awards

Certificate of Appreciation: Local Government Elections | ANC Gauteng Province | 2006

ANC Cadre Development | ANC Gauteng: Walter Sisulu Political School | 2007

Highest order of The City - | Nova Prata | 2005

The Child Foot Health Project | Dept. of Health, Education, Sports Recreation | 2006

media exposure

South African Folklore: Diary of George Oliphant | CIOFF | 2009

International Youth Cultural Exchanged Program

Competitive Accomplishments

Olympiad of Culture | World Folkloriada | 2004

Participating in the Olympics of Culture

Activities

Memberships

CIOFF-SA UNESCO

Secretary General, 2003 - present

Folklore Society

SADC IOV Senator

community

ANC Sam Masemola Branch

Branch Secretary, 2007 - 2008

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