June 2014 Luncheon

Koleka Mqulwana

H.E. MS KOLEKA MQULWANA – The South African High Commissioner to Australia

20 Years of South African Democracy: The Journey from the first democratic elections to present day South Africa.


Date:              Friday 6th June 2014

Time:              12:30 p.m. (pre-luncheon drinks)

Venue:           The Kelvin Club in Melbourne Place

Her Excellency Ms Koleka Mqulwana is the High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa in Australia.  

 Ms Mqulwana holds both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Western Cape.  She also has a Certificate in International Governance, Management Skills, Basic Financial Skills, Procurement Policy, Risk Management and Governance, courses which she completed in Australia and New Zealand. 

 Ms Mqulwana speaks three languages:  IsiXhosa, English and Zulu.

 Prior to taking up her present position, Ms Mqulwana was a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament where she held the following positions: Member of the Standing Committee on Finance (1999-2002), Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (1999-2004), Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (2001-2004), Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Social Development (2004-2008), MEC for Public Works and Transport (2008-2009), and Spokesperson on Public Works and Transport (2009-2010).

 Ms Mqulwana was accredited to Australia as High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa on 17 February 2011.