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Susan van der Merwe

South Africa

Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

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Created: 14th May 2009
Modified: 14th May 2009
Professional Information
Government of South Africa
Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Biographical Information
Susan van der Merwe
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: May/29/1954
Gender: female
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 2004.
    * Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) since 1996.

Academic Qualifications

    * Completed Matric at Collegiate High School in Port Elizabeth (1971).
    * Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Cape Town (1976).

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    * Coordinator for the Black Sash Advice Office in Cape Town (1988 - 1991).
    * Participant in Mont Fleur Scenario Planning Exercise (1991 - 1993).
    * Executive Assistant for the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (1993 - 1995).
    * Member of the Board of Directors of UMAC (Non-Governmental Organisation working in Western and Eastern Cape) (1992 - 2002).
    * Trustee, South African Wine Industries Trust (1999 - 2001).
    * Parliamentary Counsellor to the President (2001 - 2004).
    * The ANC Whip (1999 - 2000).
    * Served as member of the following committees, Portfolio Committee on Finance, Communication and Environment and Tourism; and Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence.

Source: Deputy Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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