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Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

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Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

Nickname: 'Commissar'

Economic Freedom Fighter. Commissar. Student.


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in MALAMULELE South Africa

Born in Malamulele, Limpopo Province and a resident of Gauteng Province since 2002, Floyd Shivambu is a political activist, revolutionary, Commissar, writer, blogger, Publisher, and was a Spokesperson (2008 to 2012) for the ANC Youth League and member of its National Executive and Working Committees (2008 to 2012).

Floyd Shivambu is a Commissar responsible for Policy, Research and Political Education in Economic Freedom Fighters, a political party which is an Economic Emancipation Movement in South Africa.
He was a student leader at Wits University (SRC President between 2004 and 2005), National Coordinator of the process that led to the launch of the South African Union of Students. Shivambu served in the National Executive of SASCO, National Committee of the Young Communist League and in the National Executive Committee and National Working Committee of the ANC Youth League.

He also served as a member of the African National Congress' Economic Transformation and Communications NEC sub-committees. As President of the Students' Representative Council at Wits University, he served in its Council and Senate (2004 and 2005), was a Students Representative in the Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (JIPSA) chaired by RSA Deputy President Mlambo Ngcuka (2006 to 2007) and Board Member of the National Students' Financial Aid Scheme between 2008 and 2012.

Floyd Shivambu is also a Director of Mirograph PTY Ltd (www.mirograph.co.za), a company that owns and publishes a youth lifestyle empowerment Magazine called LOOCHA (www.loocha.co.za). He is a fervent Community Activist, always involved in genuine community struggles of disadvantaged communities and the working class. His political outlook is Left and Marxist/Leninist.

He is also a blogger from 2005, publishing interactive and mind boggling perspectives and documents on floydn.blogspot.com, which is South Africa's most successful blog by a Political Activist.

Floyd Shivambu is also enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand for postgraduate studies from 2013 onward.

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O: 0105903369


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Business Address

152 Ann Crescent, Sandton, South Africa, 2031


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Previous Position(s)

SPOKESPERSON | Communications | African National Congress Youth League
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Media Liaison. Website content management. Press Statements and Interviews. Policy Development. Research. Political Education. Advocacy. Lobbying.


Policy Coordinator | Chris Hani Institute (2008)
2007 - 2008

Researcher and Policy Coordinator | SACP
2007 - 2007

Political Editor and Assistant Production Manager | Wits Student Newspaper
2002 - 2004

Spokesperson and Head | Political Education and Research | African National Congress Youth League
South Africa

Social Development and Community Services

Educational history

Secondary

Mphambo High School, MALAMULELE, South Africa (2001)

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - present

BA (Hons) - Politics, International Relations and Economic Studies

Achievements

Shortlist and nomination

WITS UNIVERSITY STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL PRESIDENT | 2004

President of the SRC at Wits University sits in the University Council, Senate, University Forum, and many other highest decision making committees in the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

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LOOCHA Magazine | 2011

LOOCHA Magazine is a youth empowerment and lifestyle Magazine targeted at youth who need inspiration and upward progress in Career opportunities, whilst keeping them entertained and informed on various social, economic, and political developments.

Other Achievements

NATIONAL STUDENTS FINANCIAL AID SCHEME BOARD MEMBER | 2008

NSFAS is a Bursary/Loan Scheme financed by the government of Republic of South Africa and gives bursaries and loans to academically deserving, but needy students in South Africa.

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