Mr Zweledinga Pallo Jordan

Formerly: National Assembly

Zweledinga Pallo Jordan

About Zweledinga Pallo Jordan

Dr Zweledinga Pallo Jordan was born on the 22 May 1942 in Kroonstad, (Free State). He is a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress, and was a cabinet minister from 1994 until 2009. He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States (1962) and also acquired a post-graduate degree from the London School of Economics. He was a member of the research unit of the African National Congress (ANC) in its Department of Information and Publicity (1975).He was appointed head of Radio Freedom (1977) and later the director of the ANC's first internal mass propaganda campaign, The Year of the Spear, marking the centenary of the Battle of Isandlwana of 1879 (1979).He was named head of the ANC's research unit of the Department of Information and Publicity (1980).He was elected to the National Executive Committee (NEC) (since 1985).He served as administrative secretary of the NEC Secretariat (1985–1988) and on the NEC's Strategy and Tactics Committee as convenor (1985–1989).He was the director of Information and Publicity (1989).He served on the NEC's sub-committee on negotiations and the NEC's sub-committee on Constitutional Guidelines. He returned to South Africa after the unbanning of the ANC (1990).He was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of South Africa from 1994 to 11 August 2014. He was Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, and Broadcasting (1994–1996). He was Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (1996–1999).source:

He served as the ANC representative in the Pan African Parliament, as of June 2014, until his resignation on 11 August 2014.

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Dr P Jordan (ANC) addressed the first presentation by the Content Advisor and said that it contained “an unfortunate term ...

Dr P Jordan (ANC) was acknowledged by the Chairperson for his expertise and many years of exposure in international relations ...

Dr P Jordan (ANC) was acknowledged by the Chairperson for his expertise and many years of exposure in international relations ...

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Madam Deputy Speaker, Acting President, Mr Speaker, hon members, in his famous statement from the dock during the Rivonia trial, Comrade Nelson Mandela said, amongst other things, and I quote: ...