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Deputy Minister of International Relations & Co-operation South Africa: Nomaindiya Mfeketo

This week we talk to South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation – Nomaindiya Mfeketo. We discuss how she developed her political consciousness under the tutelage of staunch ANC members from an early age, the impact of Apartheid on her life; and key highlights in her career, from roles in local government dealing directly with communities to managing people’s expectations of transformation in the process of building a new non-racist democracy in South Africa founded on equality. We emphasise that gender equality is not just for educated women, but for every woman. We consider the women empowerment efforts underway from regional players, like SADC (Southern African Development Community) and IORA (The Indian Ocean Rim Association), and how this extends to conflict resolution and stability on the continent. Tune in for more…

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