Honourable Naledi Pandor to deliver the 12th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture

The Dullah Omar Institute is delighted to announce that the South African Minister of Higher Education and Training, Honourable Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor is set to deliver the 12th Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture on 09 October 2018.

The Dullah Omar Memorial Lecture Series celebrates the memory of the former Minister of Justice and the first director of the Community Law Centre (now the Dullah Omar Institute), Adv Dullah Omar, who worked tirelessly towards, and achieved so much, in realising the goals of human rights and democracy.

Minister Pandor was born in 1953 in Durban. She holds a BA from the University of Botswana and Swaziland and an MA in Education from the University of London. In 1992 she studied for a Diploma in Higher Education, Administration and Leadership at Bryn Mawr in the USA. In 1997 she completed an MA in Linguistics at the University of Stellenbosch and a Diploma in Leadership in Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

Before becoming the Minister of Education in 2004, Naledi Pandor was involved in educational issues in various ways. She taught English in both Botswana and London and then lectured at the University of Botswana before joining the University of Cape Town in 1989 as a senior lecturer.

Following South Africa's first democratic election in 1994 Pandor was elected to Parliament, and in 1995, she became a Whip and then Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC. She also convened the Sub-Committee on Higher Education in the Education Portfolio Committee. In 1996, Pandor was appointed as member of the Cape Technikon Council. In August 1998 she became the Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and in 1999 she was elected Chairperson.

From 2004-2009, she  served as  Minister of Education, Minister of Science and Technology (2009-2012), Minister of Home Affairs (2012-2014), and as Minister of Science and Technology (2014-February 2018).

Date and time:

Tuesday 9 October 2018, 18h30


School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape


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