Ambassador of South Africa in the Russian Federation

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE                             

 

NOMASONTO MARIA SIBANDA-THUSI(Ms)                      

  


DATE OF BIRTH                 22 June 1958

 

MARITAL STATUS             Divorced       

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

1983                 Diploma in Administrative formation, ILO Centre, Torino, Italy

 

1990                  Norra Real Stockholm, Sweden, High school formation

 

1991-1994           Certificates in Social Anthropology, Demographic Studies and Development Studies, University of Stockholm, Sweden

 

1996                     Diploma in Project Management and Administration, Damelin College

 

2009-date          Masters in International Relations, University of Pretoria

 

 

CAREER

 

1979-1981    Secretary, Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

 

1981-1983    Administrative Secretary, Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College

 

1986-1988     Administrative Secretary and Coordinator for Women, Youth and Student Affairs, ANC Representative Mission in Sweden

 

1989-1994    Student and ANC Activist at the ANC Missions in Sweden and Finland

 

1994-1996     Provincial Administrative Secretary, Office of the ANC Secretary-General

 

1996-2000      Administrative Secretary: International Relations, Office of the ANC Secretary-General

 

2000               Joined the Department of International Relations and Cooperation

 

2000-2004    Minister Plenipotentiary/Deputy Head of Mission, SA Embassy in

Berlin, Germany

 

2004-2008    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to France

 

Permanent Representative to the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

 

2008-2012     Chief Director: Western Europe, Department of International Relations and Cooperation

 

2012-2015     Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Guinea

 

2015-              Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation

 

2015-            Non Resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary accredited to the Republic of Belarus           

  

 

POLITICAL CAREER

 

1978             MK formation

 

1979-1983    Solomo Mahlangu Freedom College (SOMAFCO) Administrative

                        Secretary to the Project Manager and architect’s offices       

Mazimbu, Tanzania

 

1983-1986    Administrative Coordinator AND development Centre, Dakawa,     Tanzania

 

1986-1988     ANC Representation, Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland responsible for political mobilisation, women, of youth and

students

 

1994-1998    National Administrator in the Office of the Secretary-General of the

ANC

 

1998-2000    Personal Assistant (Coordinator) to the Head of the ANC International

Affairs, Office of the President of the ANC

 

2000 -            Diplomatic career, Department of International Relations and                                Cooperation

 

 

LANGUAGES

 

 South African:  IsiZulu, IsiNdebele, SeSotho, seSotho,  shiTsonga,  siShangana Foreign           : English, Portuguese, French, Swedish