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Dr Mufamadi was a life­long op­po­nent of apartheid. He played a key role in the launch and maiden lead­er­ship of the Congress of South African Trade Unions, rep­re­sented the African Na­tional Congress (ANC) at the Con­ven­tion for a Demo­cratic South Africa in which the con­sti­tu­tional frame­work for the new South Africa was ne­go­ti­ated. He helped draft the Na­tional Peace Ac­cord of 1991 and has held prom­i­nent po­si­tions and played piv­otal roles in the South African Com­mu­nist Party and the ANC.

Min­is­ter for Safety and Se­cu­rity; Min­is­ter for Pro­vin­cial and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment; Direc­tor of the School of Lead­er­ship. He has been in­volved in con­sti­tu­tional pro­ce­dures, elec­toral struc­tures, fair elec­tions, ef­fi­cient lo­cal gov­ern­ment, and

Pre­vi­ous po­si­tions: con­flict res­o­lu­tion. Was also in­volved in me­di­a­tion in Mozam­bique, Le­sotho, the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of Congo and Zim­babwe. In ad­di­tion he has served as ex­pert ad­viser to the African Union High-level Panel on Dar­fur. Ed­u­ca­tion: 2009: PHD (Po­lit­i­cal econ­omy of the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try in sev­eral East Asian coun­tries and South Africa) at the School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies, Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don, UK. His re­search in­ter­ests in­clude in­dus­trial pol­icy and the po­lit­i­cal econ­omy of war and peace in the Horn of Africa. 2004: MSC (State, Society and De­vel­op­ment) at the same uni­ver­sity.

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