Interesting facts about Minister Naledi Pandor
Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor is a South African politician juggling multiple careers and currently holding the position of Minister of International Relations and Cooperation. With a political careers that spans over two decades, Naledi is one force to reckon with. Here are some interesting facts about the Minister.
Naledi Pandor Biography
Full name: Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor
Age: 67 years
Birthday: 7 December 1953
Birth Place: Durban, South Africa
Husband: Sharif Joseph Pandor
Net Worth: R15 million
Naledi Pandor starts off as a teacher
Subsequent to finishing high school in Botswana, Nadia trains to be a teacher. This sees her teaching at Universities giving her an opportunity to further her education.
In 1994, Pandor ventures into politics and she assumes the role of Member of Parliament. The following year, another opportunity lands on her lap and she becomes the Deputy Chief Whip of the ANC caucus. Three years down the line, Pandor becomes Deputy Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces becoming the Chairperson in 1999.
Pandor meets her husband in Botswana
Meeting her husband in Botswana, Naledi marries Sharif Joseph Pandor shortly after. The couple has three children.
Naledi converts to Islam after getting married
The Minister’s marriage sees her converting to Islam.
Like any other South African government official, Pandor bags enough to live the lush life. Worth R15 million from her political and academic career, she continues to break ceilings.