Thabo Mbeki Biography
Thabo Mbeki (Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki) was born on 18th June 1942 in Mbewuleni in South Africa. He is a South African politician and the second post-apartheid President of South Africa from 14 June 1999 to 24 September 2008.
Thabo Mbeki Education Background
- 2000: He was awarded a Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Glasgow.
- 1999: He was awarded a Honorary Doctorate by the Rand Afrikaans University.
- 1995: He was awarded a Honorary Doctorate by the Sussex University, United Kingdom.
- 1966: He has a Master of Economics from Arthur D. Little School of Management.
- 1962: He graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Economics.
- He studied at St John’s High School, Umtata, South Africa.
Thabo Mbeki Political Positions
- 1999 – 2008: President of South Africa.
- 1994 – 1999: Deputy President, Department of Agriculture
- 1993 – 1997: National Chairman of African National Congress
- 1989 – 1994: Department Head of International Affairs, ANC
- 1989 – 1993: Head of Department of International Affairs, African National Congress.
- 1985 – 1994: Member of ANC Political and Military Council
- 1985 – 1989: Secretary of Presidential Affairs.
- 1984 – 1989: Director of Department of Information and Publicity, African National Congress.
- 1978 – 1984: Political Secretary of ANC Women’s League,Lusaka.
- 1975 – 1978: Representative of African National Congress in Nigeria .
- 1975: Representative of African National Congress in Swaziland
- 1975 – 2008: Member of the National Executive Committee, African National Congress.
- 1973 – 1974: Representative of African National Congress inBotswana.
- 1971 – 1973: Assistant Secretary of Revolutionary Council, African National Congress in Lusaka.
- 1961 – 1962: Secretary of African Students Association
Thabo Mbeki Books
- 2016: My Own Liberator: A Memoir
- 2005: Africa’s season of hope
- 2003: Letters from the president
- 2002: Africa Define Yourself.
- 2001: Is there a national agenda and who sets it?
- 1999: A nation at work for a better life
- 1999: Democracy and renaissance in Africa
- 1998: The African Renaissance: Challenges of Development and Security in the New Millennium.
- 1998: Africa The Time Has Come
- 1995: Is there a national agenda and who sets it?
Thabo Mbeki Awards
- Daily Trust African of the year award, 2012
- Knight of the Most Venerable Order, Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
- Jose Marti Medal, President Fidel Castro
- Newsmaker of the Year, Pretoria Press Association
- Honorary Member, Zulu Royal Family
Thabo Mbeki Wife
- He is married to Zanele Mbeki and they have no children
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