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Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

Former Chairperson of the African Union Commission

 

Dr. Dlamini Zuma was Chairperson of the African Union Commission between 2012 and 2017. She is the first woman to have led the Organization of African Unity in 50 years. She served in the first democratic governent in South Africa as Minister of Health from 1994 to 1999. Between 1999 to 2009 she was Minister of Foreign Affairs and then moved to the position of Minister of Home Affairs. Over the years she has dedicated herself to helping women and children. She started her medical studies at the Univerasity of Natal, but had to go into exile, when she finished her medical studies at the University of Bristol. She served as Paediatric Medical Officer in Swaziland, before returning to South Africa in 1990.