Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute

9th Africa Day Lecture & Panel Discussion

ZK Matthews Great Hall, 2nd level, Theo van Wijk Building, Unisa, Pretoria

Unisa Pretoria Campus
Preller Street 1
Muckleneuk Ridge

Event date:
25 May 2018
Start time:

Theme: Gender Equality and Women Empowerment: A Necessary Paradigm Shift in Africa’s Quest for Development and Poverty Eradication.

The lecture will be delivered by


Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director: UN Women

After starting her career as a teacher, Dr Mlambo-Ngcuka established a global programme for young women at the World YWCA in Geneva.

She founded the Umlambo Foundation, which supports leadership and education. A longtime champion of women’s rights, she is affiliated with several organisations devoted to education, women’s empowerment and gender equality. In her illustrious political career she served as Member of Parliament in South Africa’s first democratic government, Deputy Minister in the Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of Minerals and Energy, and Deputy President of South Africa. She holds a doctorate in education and technology from the University of Warwick, UK