18 April 2001


VIENNA, 18 April (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations (Vienna), Alfred Tokollo Moleah, presented his credentials on Wednesday to Pino Arlacchi, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Moleah served as Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the University of Transkei in South Africa. Between 1990 and 1994 he was Professor at the Department of African American Studies at Temple Universitiy, Pennsylvania. Before that he was Associate Professor at the Department of Pan African Studies since 1973 at the same university. During 1971 and 1973 he was Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pan African Studies at Temple University.

In 1968, Mr. Moleah was Director of Black Studies at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. Between 1967 and 1971 he served as Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lincoln University.

Mr. Moleah earned his BA degree from Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, his MA from City College, New York and PhD from New York University.

He is married with four children.

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