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Biography of Mathews PHOSA

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Mathews PHOSA
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Born on 01/09/1952 (format : day/month/year)

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Mathews Phosa (b.September 1,1952), is a South African lawyer, politician and anti-apartheid activist.He is now a successful businessman.
 In 1994, he became the first Premier of the Mpmumalanga province following the establishment of democracy in South Africa.  During his term he distinguished himself as one of the most successful provincial leaders, retiring from politics in 1999 to pursue a career in business. He now serves on the boards of numerous companies and organizations.

 Dr. Mathews Phosa currently holds chairman, vice-chairman and board member duties for over 10 prominent companies, including Vuka Alliance, Technikon Southern Africa Council, Value Logistics and Command Holdings. Mathews is Non- Executive Chairman of EOH Limited as well as Chairperson elect of UNISA with effect 1 January 2004. He was elected as a member of the National Executive Committee of the ANC in 1999.
Mathews is an attorney by profession. He was one of the first four members of the ANC to enter South Africa in 1990 from exile to start the process of negotiations with the then National Party Government. He subsequently served as Premier of Mpumalanga from 1994 to 1999 where he pioneered planning interaction between the private sector and government. In addition, he spearheaded the practical reconciliation initiatives between government and Afrikaans speaking communities initiated by former President  Nelson Mandela.
Since 1999 he has served as a business consultant to various local and international businesses. He also invested in various joint ventures between white and black business entities.


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