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Pieter Willem Mulder

South Africa

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

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Created: 13th May 2009
Modified: 25th May 2010
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Agriculture, Government
Government of South Africa
Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Working primarily in:
South Africa

Biographical Information
Pieter Willem Mulder
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jul/26/1951
Gender: male
Place of Origin: South Africa

Current Positions

    * Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries since 11 May    2009.
    * Leader of the Freedom Front since March 2001.
    * Spokesperson of Freedom Front in Parliament for Foreign Affairs and Communication.

Academic Qualifications

    * Completed his high school education at the Riebeeck High School in Randfontein (1968).
    * BA Communication at Potchefstroom University for CHE (1973)
    * MA (with distiction) Potchefstroom University for CHE (1976)
    * D. Phil, Potchefstroom University for CHE (1978)
    * Undertook post-doctoral studies in International Communication at University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) (1981)

Career/Positions/Memberships/Other Activities

    * Underwent his national service military training in the Navy at Saldanah Bay (1969)
    * Lecturer in Communication at Potchefstroom University for CHE (1974)
    * Professor and Head of Communication at Potchefstroom University for CHE( 1984)
    * Vice- President of the South African Communication Lectures ' Union (1984)
    * Member of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (1984)
    * Elected to the Potchefstroom Town Council (1985)
    * Elected to Parliament when he won a by-election in Schweizer- Reneke (March 1988)
    * Founder member and Chairperson of the Freedom Front (March 1994)
    * Elected to Parliament by the Freedom Front (1994 - 1999)
    * Served as Chairman of the Students' Representative Council and as Deputy President of the Afrikaanse Studentbond while student.
    * Member of Conservative Party.
    * Member of Volksfront.
    * Vice Chairman of Conservative Party in Transvaal.
    * Head of Information Committee.


    * Won the Sable of Honour as best officer of the intake (1969)
    * Won an Abe Bailey Scholarship to visit the United Kingdom for three months (1974).
    * Won the Victor Ludorum in Athletics.

Source: GCIS

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