Jeremiah “Kingsley” Nyamane Mamabolo – South African High Commissioner

Jeremiah “Kingsley” Nyamane Mamabolo – South African High Commissioner

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2022.

Joint Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations and Chairperson of the African Union: January 2017 – January 2021;

Permanent Representative of the Republic of South Africa to the United Nations (New York) : February 2013 – May 2016

High Commissioner to the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Abuja): January 2009 – January 2013;

South Africa’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region (Pretoria): 2006 – 2009;

Deputy Director-General for African Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (Pretoria): 2002 – 2006;

African Union Special Envoy to Sierra and the MANU River Basin: 2001 – 2002;

Permanent Representative to the African Union (Addis Ababa) and concurrently South Africa’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti : 1999 – 2002;

High Commissioner to the Republic of Zimbabwe (Harare): 1995 – 1999

Prior to the first democratic election (1994) in South Africa:

High Commissioner Mamabolo was the African National Congress (ANC) Head of Mission (Chief Representative) to:

Zimbabwe (1992 – 1994); Cuba (1989 – 1992); Mozambique (1987 – 1989);

ANC Head of Information and Publicity in Zimbabwe from 1981 – 1985

Deputy Head of Mission of the ANC: Tanzania (1978 – 1980); Zimbabwe (1985 – 1987)

High Commissioner Mamabolo is fluent in the following languages:

English; Zulu; Xhosa; Sesotho; Setswana and Afrikaans. He also has a working knowledge of Spanish and Ki-Swahili.


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