Dipuo Peters biography, age, profile, education, contact details

Dipuo Peters (born 13 May 1960 in Kimberley, Northern Cape) is a South African politician. She has served and made an impact in the political affairs of the country through the various positions she held.

Under President Zuma’s administration, she was the Minister of Transport serving a term of four years (2013-2017).

The political juggernaut, succeeded Manne Dipico as the second Premier of the Northern Cape Province. She served under the capacity for five years (April 2004-May 2009).

She is a member of the current ruling party African National Congress (ANC). In the political party, she serves on the Women’s League National Executive Committee.

In April 2017, Ms. Dipuo tabled her resignation as a member of parliament for the ANC.

Profile

Dipuo Peters biography
Dipuo Peters appears at Zondo Inquiry. Picture EWN.
NameElizabeth Dipuo Peters
TitleMs.
Age61
GenderFemale
Date of birth13 May 1960
Place of birthKimberley, Northern Cape
Nationality South African
EducationSocial Work
Development and Public Policy
Executive Management
International Policy Management
Alma materUniversity of the North
University of the Western Cape
University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business
Havana in Cuba
PartyAfrican National Congress
ProfessionPolitician

Background

The South African political heavyweight was born on 13 May 1960 in Kimberly, Northern Cape.

Her political activism could be traced to when she became a member of the Young Christian Students Organization.

There Dipuo Peters (61) was active in youth formations in the community and church.

During her days at the University of the North, she served as the deputy chairperson of the Women’s Forum in the Azania Students Organization.

Positions

Ms. Peters is a notable personality in South African politics. She has held and served under various positions and capacities. 

Notably, she was the Minister of Transport of the Republic of South Africa.

She occupied the position in July 2013. After serving her first appointment. she was reappointed in May 2014 and served until March 2017.

Education

She studied at the Tidimalo Junior Secondary School. Ms. Peters also attended the Tshireleco Senior Secondary School, Kimberley, Northern Cape.

To further her academic pursuit, she enrolled to study at the University of the North. At the institution, she obtained a BA degree in Social Work in 1987.

She continued her academic pursuit at the University of the Western Cape. From the university, she holds a Certificate in Development and Public Policy in 1996.

She studied for another certificate at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. In the institution, she obtained a Certificate in Executive Management in 2002.

In the same year, Ms. Dipuo obtained a Certificate in International Policy Management from Havana in Cuba.

Career

She also joined the Galeshewe Youth Congress. Ms. Peters was a volunteer regional organizer for the SA Domestic Worker’s Union in 1987. 

She became the head of the Women’s Department at the SA Youth Congress. Ms. Peters was also an organizer of the National Executive of the SA Youth Congress (1987-1990).

In 1990, she became the secretary for Women Affairs of the ANC Youth League. For one year, she served as a member of the Provincial National Youth Committee (1990-1991).

As a social worker, she worked for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. 

Ms. Peters then became a member of Parliament in the National Assembly. She was also responsible for the Northern Cape and ANC membership/caucus register (1994-1997).

She has also served as a provincial deputy chairperson of the ANC for seven months (May-December 2003).

In 1996, she was also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Northern Cape.

In the following year, she became the chief whip in the Northern Cape Provincial Legislature. She served under the capacity for two years (1997-1999).

She has also held the position of treasurer for the Northern Cape Province (1997-2003).

In May 2003, Ms. Peters became the provincial deputy chairperson of the African National Congress. For occupied the position until December that year.

Later she became the deputy chairperson of the ANC in the Northern Cape.

Following was the acting provincial chairperson in 2004. She later became the provincial chairperson of the African National Congress (2004-2007).

In 1999, she started her service as a member of the Executive Council for Health. After serving for five years, she left the position in 2004.

On 22 April 2004, she began service as Premier of the Northern Cape until 10 May 2009. Before she occupied the position as the Minister of Transport in 2013, she served as Minister of Energy (2009-2013).

She served as the Minister of Transport, appointed first to the position in 2013. Ms. Peter was re-appointed to serve in May 2014 and served until March 2017.

Contact details

References

  1. Dipuo Elizabeth Peters, Ms“. South African Government. Retrieved 14-05-2021.
  2. Dipuo Peters“. Wikipedia. Retrieved 14-05-2021.
  3. Ms Dipuo Peters“. People’s Assembly. Retrieved 14-05-2021.
  4. Ms Elizabeth Dipuo Peters“. Parliament of South Africa. Retrieved 14-05-2021.

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