Lindiwe Sisulu Biography
Lindiwe Sisulu whose full name is Lindiwe Nonceba Sisulu was born on 10th May 1954 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a South African politician, a member of Parliament and the Minister of Human Settlements.
Lindiwe Sisulu Education Background
- In 1973 she graduated from Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa in Mbabane, Swaziland.
- In 1980 she received a BA degree and Diploma in Education.
- In 1981 she received a BA Hons in History from the University of Swaziland.
- She also has a Masters in History.
Lindiwe Sisulu Detention and Exile
From 1975 to 1976 Sisulu was detained for her anti-apartheid activities. During her exile from 1977 to 1979 she joined the military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe, specialising in Intelligence.
Lindiwe Sisulu Teaching Career
- 1985 – 1987: Lecturer at Manzini Teachers Training College.
- 1982: Lecturer at University of Swaziland, Department of History.
- 1981: Teacher at Manzini Central High School.
Lindiwe Sisulu Political Positions
- 2014 – Present: Minister of Human Settlements.
- January 2013 – Present: Member of National Working Committee
- 1995 – Present: Member of Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence
- 1994 – Present: Member of Parliament, African National Congress.
- 2012 – 2014: Minister of Public Service and Administration
- 2009 – 2012: Minister of Defence and Military Veterans.
- 2004 – 2009: Minister of Housing Department.
- 2001 – 2004: Minister of Intelligence
- 1996 – 2001: Deputy Minister of Department of Home Affairs
- 1992: Admor, Department of Intelligence and Security.
- 1992: Consultant of National Children’s Rights Committee.
- 1991: Chief Administrator of Convention for a Democratic SA.
- 1990 – 1993: Head of Intelligence, African National Congress.
- 1990: Personal Assistant, Head of Intelligence for Jacob Zuma.
- 1977 – 1979: Intelligence Specialist, Umkhonto we Sizwe.
Lindiwe Sisulu Membership
- 1993: Member of Management Council at the University of the Witwatersrand
- 1993: Director of Govan Mbeki Research Fellowship
Lindiwe Sisulu Awards
- 1992: Human Rights Center Fellowship in Geneva.
- 2004: Presidential Award for Housing delivery by the Institute for Housing of South Africa.
- 2005: International Association for Housing Science Award.
Lindiwe Sisulu Publication
- R Cohen, ed. (1991). “Women at Work and Liberation Struggle in the 1980s”. Themes in the twentieth century South Africa. Oxford University Press.
- (1990). “South African Women in Agricultural Sector” (pamphlet), York University.
- “Women Working Conditions in South Africa”. South African Situation Analysis. National Children’s Rights Committee, UNESCO. 1992.
- Housing Delivery and the Freedom charter: the beacon of hope, new agenda. 2005.
Lindiwe Sisulu Presidential Bid
On July 21, 2017 she announced her ANC presidential campaign at Walter Sisulu square in Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was adopted. Sisulu adopted the slogan “It’s a Must” where she called on supporters to join her in a “must do” campaign. Upon announcing her intention to run for President, she said: “”What we must do is to cleanse the ANC and recover its original values”.
Lindiwe Sisulu Family
Lindiwe Sisulu is married to Rok Ajulu since 1996 and they have two children Ayanda Sisulu and Ntsiki Sisulu. She is the sister of journalist Zwelakhe Sisulu and politician Max Sisulu.