Nyiko Floyd Shivambu

Economic Freedom Fighter. Commissar. Student.

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 currently the Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, its Parliamentary Chief Whip, and Member of the Pan African Parliament. The EFF is the 3rd biggest political party in South Africa, which acquired 6.35% of the vote in the 2014 General Elections, giving the EFF 25 seats in the National Assembly, 6 in the National Council of Provinces, and 30 in the 9 Provincial Legislatures. Shivambu is a Member of the Portfolio Committee on Trade & Industry and the Standing Committee on Finance in the RSA Parliament. He is also part of the RSA Parliament's permanent delegation of 5 to the Pan African Parliament, serving in the Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Committee. 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 in the years between 2005 and 2012. 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) (2006 to 2007) and Board Member of the National Students' Financial Aid Scheme between 2008 and 2012. Floyd Shivambu is formerly a Director of Mirograph PTY Ltd, a company that owns and publishes a youth empowerment Magazine called LOOCHA. 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 holds Bachelors, Honours and Masters' degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. He graduated with a Masters' degree in 2014 and his Research Question was "SOUTH AFRICA'S NEGOTIATED TRANSITION: WHICH CAPITALIST INTERESTS REIGNED SUPREME?"


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Workaholic
Scholar
Complete
Networker
Allrounder
Pioneer
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CURRENT POSITIONS

Commissar | Economic Freedom Fighters

2013 - present

Social Development and Community Services

Member | National Executive Committee | African National Congress Youth League

2013 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Member | National Working Committee | African National Congress Youth League

2013 - present

Government, Public Administration and Defence

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

SPOKESPERSON | Communications | African National Congress Youth League

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2008 - 2012

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Policy Coordinator | Chris Hani Institute (2008)

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - 2008

Researcher and Policy Coordinator | SACP

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - 2007

Political Editor and Assistant Production Manager | Wits Student Newspaper

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2002 - 2004

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

Johannesburg, South Africa

Social Development and Community Services

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Mphambo High School, MALAMULELE, South Africa (2001)

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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