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The National Assembly’s House Chairperson for Internal Arrangements, Ms Thoko Didiza, was last night elected the Chairperson of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Africa Region.
Ms Didiza was elected at the 7th CWP Africa Regional Conference and she will serve as the Region’s chairperson for a period of three (3) years. She is taking over from Ms Sofia Swartz of Namiba who has been the chairperson since 2013.
The CWP conference is held in Mauritius on the sidelines of the 47th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Africa Regional Conference running from 22 to 27 August.
Ms Didiza previously served as the Africa region’s vice chairperson and sub-regional representative of Southern Africa.
South Africa’s delegation to this CPA regional conference is led by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli, and also includes Members of the provincial legislatures.
Issued by Parliament of the Republic of South Africa