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Pallo Jordan biography, age, profile, wife, parents & positions
Pallo Jordan biography, age, profile, wife, parents & positions

Pallo Jordan biography, age, profile, wife, parents & positions

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Zweledinga Pallo Jordan is a South African politician (born 22 May 1942 in Kroonstad, Free State). He was a member of the African National Congress National Executive Committee and a cabinet minister from 1994 until 2009.

Pallo has worked as a member of the African National Congress National Executive Committee (ANC).

Profile

NameZweledinga Pallo Jordan
Age78 years old
Date of birth22 May 1942
Place of birthKroonstad, Free State
BirthdayMay 22nd
NationalitySouth African
GenderMale
WifeCarlyn Roth
ProfessionPolitician

Age

His date of birth is on 22 May 1942 and his place of birth is in Kroonstad, Free State, South Africa. Pallo Jordan is 78 years old. His birthday celebration comes up every year on May 22nd.

Background

Jordon is the son of Archibald Campbell Jordan, an academic, and Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan. Jordan, like his parents, was involved against apartheid in the Non-European Unity Movement. He then entered the ANC and went into exile, studying in the United States and Britain. He was born into the family of Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan and Archibald Campbell Jordan.In the Non-European Unifty Movement against apartheid, he followed his parents’ steps.

When he was seven years old, Jordan began selling copies of a newspaper created by NEUM, Torch. Later, Pallo joined the National African Congress (ANC) and went into exile. He studied in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Wife

Pallo Jordan has a wife named  Carlyn Roth,  their marriage was blessed, when God gave the a daughter. as the first child

Career

Jordan worked in London and the African States for the ANC. He narrowly escaped the detonation of the letter bomb that the apartheid regime had sent and killed Ruth First in 1982.

He was elected to the National Executive Committee of the ANC in 1985 (NEC). He served as NEC Secretariat Administrative Secretary (1985-1988), as a convenor on the NEC Strategy and Tactics Committee (1985-1989), on the NEC Negotiations Sub-Committee and the NEC Constitutional Guidelines Sub-Committee, and as Director of Information and Publicity (1989).

After unbanning the ANC in 1990, Jordan returned to South Africa. Having already participated in Senegal’s 1987 negotiations, he was also a CODESA negotiator.

In 1994, he was elected to the National Assembly as a Member of Parliament for the ANC. He became (1994-1996) Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, and Broadcasting and (1996-1999) Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

From 1999 to 2004, he served as Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the National Assembly. After the 2004 National Elections, Jordan was appointed Minister of Arts and Culture by President Thabo Mbeki, a post he held from April 2004 to May 2009.

In the town of Lady Grey in the Eastern Cape Province, a school was named after Jordan, called the “Dr Pallo Jordan Primary School”

He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States and at the London School of Economics (LSE). His official biographies, as well as his official CV, claimed that he received a PhD and he has presented himself under the title Dr for numerous years, but a newspaper investigation revealed that he did not complete his degree at Wisconsin–Madison. On 11 August 2014, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe announced that Jordan had resigned from Parliament and apologised to the ruling party after reports that his qualifications were false. The ANC statement also revealed that Jordan had resigned from the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC and from the ANC. At the same time, Jordan was fired from his position as a Business Day columnist because he failed to submit his weekly column for the publication. The ANC’s Chief Whip in Parliament Stone Sizani said that with or without academic qualifications Jordan remains a source of pride for the party.

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