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South African Embassy, Berlin
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H.E. Ambassador Stone Sizani

Ambassador Sizani

H. E. Ambassador Phumelele Stone Sizani was born on 2 March 1954 in Alexandria, Gqeberha (formally Port Elizabeth), South Africa. At the age of 18 he was arrested and sent to Robben Island as a political prisoner, where he remained incarcerated from 1978 to 1980. From 2008 to 2016, Ambassador Sizani served as Member of Parliament, the last three years of which he acted as Chief Whip of the ANC. Since 2016 he has been accredited as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the Federal Republic of Germany.



1994: Master of Arts, Development Studies, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom


1981–1986Factory Laboratory Assistance at Allied Colloids
1989–1993Regional Director, Kagiso Trust (Eastern Cape)
1994–1998IDT Regional Director (Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape and Gauteng Province)
1998–1999Political Advisor Eastern Cape Premier
1999–2002Member of Executive Council (MEC), Department of Education, Eastern Cape EXCO
2008–2016Member of Parliament (South Africa)



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