Jacob Zuma

President of the Republic of South Africa

Born 1942-4-12 in Nkandla, South Africa

Jacob Zuma was elected President of South Africa in May 2009. He has been President of the African National Congress since December 2007 and was crowned 'African President of the Year' in 2009. Zuma became involved in politics at an early age, influenced by a family member who was a trade unionist. He has served as Chairperson of the South African National Aids Council and as Chancellor at the University of Zululand. Zuma is a patron of the Peace and Reconstruction Foundation, as well as the Albert Luthuli Education and Development Foundation.


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CURRENT POSITIONS

President | Government of South Africa

2009 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

President | African National Congress

2007 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Member | National Executive Committee | African National Congress

1977 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairman | South African National Aids Council

1977 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Member State Champion | Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's Education First initiative | United Nations

1977 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Chairman | Negotiation Commission | African National Congress

1977 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Chancellor | University of Zululand

1977 - present

Academia, Education and Training

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Member of Parliament | National Assembly | African National Congress

1999 - 2005

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Deputy President | Government of South Africa

1999 - 2005

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Leader | Government Business in the National Assembly

1997 - 2005

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Deputy President | African National Congress

1997 - 2007

Social Development and Community Services

National Chairman | ANC Council | African National Congress

1995 - 1997

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member of Executive Council | Economic Affairs and Tourism: KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government | African National Congress

1994 - 1999

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Deputy Secretary-General | African National Congress

1991 - 1994

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chairman | Southern Natal Region | African National Congress

1990

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chief | Intelligence Department | African National Congress

Lusaka, Zambia | 1987

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Chief Representative | Mozambican and South African Governments | African National Congress

Lusaka, Zambia

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Head | Underground Structures | African National Congress

Lusaka, Zambia

Government, Public Administration and Defence

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of Zululand

Lusaka, Zambia | Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Administration

University of Fort Hare

Lusaka, Zambia | Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Literature/Letters

Medical University of Southern Africa

Lusaka, Zambia | Awarded in 2001

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy

Peking University

Beijing, China | Awarded in July 2012

Honorary Professor of International Relations

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