Naledi Pandor: Why Science In, With, and For Africa Matters

Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
Sunday, 15 February 2015: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Room 220B (San Jose Convention Center)
Naledi Pandor became the Minister of Science and Technology in South Africa on 25 May 2014; she previously held the post from 2009 to 2012. She has played a leading role in South African politics and education policy planning and reform, having served as the Minister of Education from 2004 to 2009. She is also the Deputy Chairperson of Joint Education Trust Board and National Director of Black Management Forum. She was elected to Parliament in 1994 and served as Deputy Chief Whip of the African National Congress in the National Assembly from 1995 to 1998. She became Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces in 1998 and served as Chairperson from 1999 to 2004.
Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa
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