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South African Embassy, Berlin
Tiergartenstr. 18, 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-22073-0
Fax: +49-30-22073-190

Ambassador

H.E. Ambassador Phumelele Stone Sizani

Ambassador Sizani

H. E. Ambassador Phumelele Stone Sizani was born on 2 March 1954 and received his Master of Arts in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He served as Regional Director at the Kagiso Trust (Eastern Cape) and as IDT Regional Director (Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Northern Cape and Gauteng Province). Ambassador Sizani was from 1998-1999 Political Advisor for the Eastern Cape Premier and from 1999-2002 MEC Department of Education, Eastern Cape EXCO. From 2008-2016 he was a Member of Parliament, the last three years of which he was also Chief Whip of the ANC.

Ambassador Sizani speaks Xhosa, Afrikaans and English and he is married and has four children.

PHUMELELE STONE SIZANI

DATE OF BIRTH:2 March 1954
NATIONALITY:South African
PLACE OF BIRTH:Alexandria, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
MARITIAL STATUS:Married
NO. OF CHILDREN:Three daughters, one son

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

CAREER

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)

LANGUAGES

  • Xhosa
  • Afrikaans
  • English
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