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Helen Zille

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Helen Zille

Premier of the Western Cape Province


Born 09-03-1951 in Johannesburg South Africa

Helen Zille serves as Premier of the Western Cape Province in South Africa. She is also the Leader of the Democratic Alliance and Councillor of the City of Cape Town. Zille previously served as Mayor of Cape Town. She was also the Director of Communications at the University of Cape Town.


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Current Position(s)

Premier of the Western Cape | Western Cape Government
South Africa | 2009 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence



Councillor | City of Cape Town
Cape Town | 2006 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence



Previous Position(s)

Technical Adviser | Democratic Party
South Africa | 2010

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Executive Mayor | City of Cape Town
Cape Town | 2006 - 2009

Government, Public Administration and Defence





Deputy Federal Chairperson | Democratic Alliance
2002 - 2007

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Member of Executive Council | Department of Education | Western Cape Government
1999 - 2001

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Director of Communications | University of Cape Town
1993 - 1999

Academia, Education and Training


Senior Partner | Public Policy Consultants | Zille Shandler Associates
1989 - 1993

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Political Correspondent | Rand Daily Mail
1974 - 1982

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South African Correspondent | Chronicle of Higher Education
Washington DC, United States of America

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Educational history

Secondary

St Mary's School

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

South Africa

Bachelor of Arts

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Awards

World Mayor of the Year Award | The City Mayors Foundation | 2008

Newsmaker of the Year 2006 | National Press Club | 2007

South African Woman of the Year Award Finalist | Shoprite Checkers-SABC2 | 2003

Competitive Accomplishments

Completed | Pick 'n Pay Argus Cycle Tour | 2012

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