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DLAMINI-ZUMA Nkosazana Clarice  BSc, MB ChB
South African politician, medical doctor and international organization official

Date of birth: 27 Jan. 1949


Place of birth: Pietermaritzburg


Parentage: d. of Willibrod Gweva Dlamini and Rose Dlamini


Family: m. Jacob Zuma (divorced); four c.


Education: Amanzintoti Training Coll., Univ. of Zululand, Univ. of Natal, Univs of Bristol and Liverpool, UK


Career: Research Technician Medical School, Univ. of Natal 1972; Vice-Pres. South African Students Org. 1975–76; Chair. African Nat. Congress (ANC) Youth Section, Great Britain 1977–78; House Officer Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, England 1978–79; House Officer Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital, Berks. , England 1979–80; Medical Officer (Pediatrics) Mbabane Govt Hospital, Swaziland 1980–85; Pediatric attachment Wittington Hospital 1987–89; Vice-Chair. Regional Political Cttee of ANC Great Britain 1978–88, Chair. 1988–89; ANC Health Dept Lusaka, Zambia 1989–90; Research Scientist Medical Research Council, Durban 1991–94; Minister of Health 1994–99, of Foreign Affairs 1999–2009, of Home Affairs 2009–12; Chair. African Union Commission 2012–17; Dir Health Refugee Trust, Health and Devt Org., England 1988–90; Chair. S Natal Region Health Cttee of ANC 1990–92; Chair. S Natal Region ANC Women’s League 1991–93; member ANC Nat. Exec. Cttee 1994–; appointed Pres. World Conf. Against Racism 2001; member Exec. Cttee S Natal Region of ANC 1990–93; member Steering Cttee Nat. AIDS Co-ordinating Cttee 1992–; Bd member Centre for Social Devt Studies Univ. of Natal, Durban 1992–; Trustee, Health Systems Trust 1992–; Chancellor ML Sultan Technikon 1996


Honours and awards: Hon. Professor, Belarusian State Univ.; Maitre de L’Ordre Nat. Republic of Mali 2002, Nat. Order of Luthuli in Gold Republic of South Africa 2013; Dr hc (Univ. of Natal) 1995, ( Univ. of Bristol) 1996, (Univ. of Transkei) 1997, (Univ. of Rome) 2013; Tobacco Free World Award, World Health Organization 1999, Women Who Make a Difference Award, Women In Film 2002, States Women of the Year Award, BBQ 2004, Int. Renaissance Women of the Year Award 2012, UN S-S Award for Global Leadership 2012, Chair.’s Award, Black Business Exec. Circle 2013, UN Women African Women’s Pioneers Award 2013, Africa America Institute Institutional Legacy Award 2013, WIP Award for Lifetime Achievement in Female Political Empowerment 2016, Jerusalem Medal 2016


Contact details: Tel: (11) 5182804/5 (office); Tel: (11) 5182919/2914 (office); Email: kotannoul@africa-union.org (office).


Contact details: Address: 602 Stretten Bay, St Andrews Street, Durban 4001, South Africa (home).






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