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: wikipedia.org

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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Committee appearances

  • Foreign Relations Sector Overview: briefing by Committee Staff & Institute for Global Dialogue 2 Jul 2014

    Dr P Jordan (ANC) addressed the first presentation by the Content Advisor and said that it contained “an unfortunate term of phrase”. He quoted the sections that described the patterns of international relations under each President. Since human rights and morality were used to describe international relations under President Mandela ...
  • Election of Chairperson; Committee Programme 25 Jun 2014

    Dr P Jordan (ANC) was acknowledged by the Chairperson for his expertise and many years of exposure in international relations in South Africa and in Africa, an outstanding scholar and a contributing writer to newspapers. His presence in the Committee would add a lot of value.
  • Election of Chairperson; Committee Programme 25 Jun 2014

    Dr P Jordan (ANC) was acknowledged by the Chairperson for his expertise and many years of exposure in international relations in South Africa and in Africa, an outstanding scholar and a contributing writer to newspapers. His presence in the Committee would add a lot of value.
  • Chairperson: Election; Committee Programme: adoption 11 Jun 2004

    Mr Jordan (ANC) said that when the ANC used its majority strength, there was always an outcry that the Party was misusing its status to harass opposition parties. He hoped that that would not be the case this time. All negotiations avenues had thus far failed to bear fruit.
  • Chairperson: Election; Committee Programme: adoption 11 Jun 2004

    Mr Jordan (ANC) agreed that there was need for orientation. It would be important to have a longer session for this kind of business. Mr Trant suggested the Monday after next week.

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Plenary appearances

  • Dr Brazao De Castro Of Madeira In Gallery 2 Jul 2009

    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:

    The Magna Carta, the Petition of Rights, and the Bill of Rights are documents which are held in veneration by ...

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