Mathews Phosa Biography
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Mathews Phosa whose full name is Nakedi Mathews Phosa was born on 1st September 1952 in Nelspruit, South Africa. He is a South African attorney and politician and was also an anti-apartheid activist.
Mathew Phosa Age
Nakedi Mathews Phosa was born on 1 September 1952 in Mbombela Township, Nelspruit, Eastern Transvaal he is 66 years old.
Mathew Phosa Net Worth
Mathews Phosa’s estimated net worth is $1 Million – $10 Million
Mathews Phosa Political Career
In 1990 he was one the first four members of the ANC to enter South Africa from exile in order to start the process of negotiation with the National Party government.
In 1994 after the first fully inclusive democratic elections he was appointed as the first premier of Mpumalanga, a position which he held until 1999. During his time in office, Phosa pioneered planning interaction between the private sector and government. He also spearheaded Nelson Mandela’s reconciliation initiatives between the government and the Afrikaans speaking community.
In 1999 he was elected as a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC.
During the 2007 Conference of the ANC (the 52nd National Conference) held in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province, Phosa was elected to the post of Treasurer General for the Organisation.
In 2012 he ran for the post of ANC Deputy President and received 470 votes losing to Cyril Ramaphosa who received 3,018 votes.
In April 2017 he accepted the nomination for ANC president from ANC ward 52 at the Langa Sports complex in Cape Town.
Mathews Phosa Entrepreneurship
Since 1999 he has served as a business consultant for various local and international businesses. He holds chairman, vice-chairman or board member positions at more than ten prominent South African institutions and companies, including the University of South Africa, Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut, Special Olympics South Africa, Value Logistics, EOH (Pty) Ltd, SA Golden Leaf, and Hans Merensky Holdings.
Mathews Phosa Publication
Phosa published a volume of poetry called Deur die oog van ‘n naald (Through the eye of a needle) in 1996 (re-issued in 2009)
Mathews Phosa Membership
- Non-Executive Director of Bauba Platinum Limited
- Non-Executive Deputy Chairman Jubilee Platinum PLC
- 1999- Present: Chairman of Mathews Phosa and Associates.
- 1999- Present: Chairman of Vuka Water Projects.
- 1999- Present: Chairman Vuka Management and Investment Corporation
- 2000- Present: Chairman Zero Pollution Motors SA (Pty) Limited.
- 2000- Present: Chairman Vuka Alliance.
- 2007- Present: Treasurer-General of African National Congress.
- 2004: Chairman’s Award – Afrikaanse Sakekamer
- 2005: Marketing and Branding Capabilities Award – Cape Chamber of Commerce
- 2005: Business of the Year Award – Afrikaans Sakekamer
- 2007: Nominee – Business of the Year Award – Afrikaanse Sakekamer
He is married to Pinky Phosa, member of the Executive Council for Finance of Mpumalanga Provincial Government.
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