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    UNIS/BIO/1243
    21 August 2019

    New Permanent Representative of South Africa presents Credentials

    (Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

    VIENNA, 21 August (UN Information Service) - The new Permanent Representative of South Africato the United Nations (Vienna), Rapulane Molekane, presented his credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Yury Fedotov.

    During his career, Mr. Molekane has served in various capacities, among them:

    Ambassador to France, Monaco and Permanent Delegate of South Africa to UNESCO (2014-2019); Deputy Director-General (Europe), Department of International Relations and Cooperation (2010-2014); Director (Levant and Middle East), Department of International Relations and Cooperation (2008-2010); South African High Commissioner to Ghana (2004-2008); Director of Nepad and African Renaissance Fund, Department of Foreign Affairs (2003-2004); Consul-General to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg in Germany (1999-2003); Member of Parliament and Chairperson of the Safety and Security Portfolio Committee (1994-1999).

    Mr. Molekane holds a Senior Teacher's Diploma from the Soweto College of Education.

    He is married and has four children.

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