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Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie
Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie

South Africa

South African Minister of Public Service and Adminstration


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Created: 26th Oct 2011
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Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government
Employer:
South Africa Government
Position:
Minister
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Description of Work:

    Career/Memberships/Positions/Other Activities

  •        Undertook consultancy work as a Business Development Specialist and Economic and Business Development advisor/consultant to small, medium and micro enterprises (1999 - 2004).
  •      Between 1980 to 1999 the Deputy Minister was involved in the following fields:
  •     Development Director at Community Education Development Trust (1980).
  •       Trustee of the Transitional National Development Trust (TNDT) serving on its Audit and Finance Committees and its Policy Advisory Group for the establishment of the National Development Agency (NDA).
  •      Research chemist at Shell Chemical (1979 - 1980).
  •      Microbiologist at Reckitt and Colman (1976 - 1979).
  •      Formulations chemist at Plascon Evans Paints (1974 - 1979).
  •      Joined the African National Congress (ANC) (1972).
  •      Served as Executive Member of the Natal Indian Congress.
  •     Executive Committee member of the United Democratic Front in KwaZulu-Natal.
  •     Member of ANC KwaZulu-Natal negotiating Team at Congress for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA).
  •    Deputy Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa since (29 April 2004 - 10 May 2009).
  •     Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration of the Republic of South Africa (11 May 2009 - 30 October 2010).
  •      Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa (1 November 2010 - 24 October 2011).

    Source: Deputy Ministry of Public Service and Administration


Biographical Information
Radhakrishna Lutchmana Padayachie
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: May/1/1959
Place of Origin: South Africa

Radhakrishna Lutchmana "Roy" Padayachie Joined the African National Congress (ANC) in (1972) and Served as Executive Member of the Natal Indian Congress. He also Served in the Economics Desk of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and as Deputy head of local government portfolio and also a Consultant to UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank.

Radhakrishna Padayachie's ancestral village is Ooramangalam, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. His great grandfather was taken as an indentured servant by British to Africa. His parents were born in South Africa and his grandparents in Mauritius.

Radhakrishna obtained Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Durban-Westville, Masters of Science degree from the University of London and Second year readings in Law from the University of South Africa.

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Durban-Westville.
  • Masters of Science degree from University of London.

Source: Wikipedia & SA - GCIS

 




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