Aziz Pahad

ACCORD Senior Political Advisor

Mr Aziz Pahad joined ACCORD in 2009 as an ACCORD Senior Political Advisor.

Having left South Africa in 1964, Pahad was responsible for developing the Anti-Apartheid Movement in the UK and Europe. In 1985 he was elected as member of the NEC of the ANC, a position he held until 2008. In 1990 Pahad returned to South Africa and in 1991 was appointed Deputy Head of the ANC’s Department of International Relations. He also became a member of the National Peace Executive Committee. In 1994 he served on the Transitional Executive Council’s Sub-Council on Foreign Affairs, before been elected that year as a Member of Parliament. He was appointed as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, a position he held until 2008. In 2009 Pahad was appointed as a Senior Advisor and Consultant to the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO).

Pahad holds a MA Degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.

Aziz Pahad

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