DA Parliamentary leader Lindiw

DA Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko to talk in London

Lindiwe Mazibuko will give a number of public addresses in London this week

DA Parliamentary leader Lindiw

Lindiwe MazibukoThe Democratic Alliance (DA) has recently launched its Know Your DA campaign ahead of South Africa’s 2014 elections.

This week the party’s parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko will make a short visit London. Her public engagements include two business breakfasts and a lunchtime talk at Chatham House.

On Wednesday 22 May 1pm at Chatham House, Mazibuko will discuss the DA’s success in recent elections, its priorities and role in parliament, and perspectives on the economic, social and political challenges confronting South Africa.

Register your interest to attend on www.chathamhouse.org

On Thursday 23 May at 8am, hear from this passionate homecomer and active citizen about South Africa’s amazing potential. The breakfast is hosted by Homecoming Revolution will be held at KPMG’s London office in EC4Y. Limited places available.

RSVP to info@homecomingrevolution.co.za

On Friday 24 May at Mazibuko will address a South African Chamber of Commerce business breakfast on the consequences of Britain’s recent announcement that it will be cutting foreign aid to South Africa. Limited places available.

Register on http://southafricanchamber.co.uk/events

About Lindiwe Mazibuko:

Mazibuko was born in Swaziland and grew up in KwaZulu-Natal. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a BA in French, Classics & Media from the University of Cape Town, and a BA Honours in Political Communication.

She became interested in politics after she moved to England to study. When the September 11 terrorist attacks happened she was disturbed by the way Muslims were negatively portrayed and this reminded her of apartheid South Africa. At the same time, she began to look at South Africa from afar, which changed her view of the role government should play in people’s lives.

Mazibuko first got involved with the DA when she chose Helen Zille as the subject for her honours dissertation and discovered that the party’s policies were very much in sync with her own political vision. After completing her post-graduate degree she was employed first as a researcher then as media officer for the DA, before being elected to Parliament in 2009.

In October 2011, Mazibuko was elected as the DA’s Parliamentary Leader and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly making her the youngest black woman leader in the history of the party’s parliamentary caucus.