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Ebrahim Rasool

Ebrahim Rasool, South African ambassador. Named Foreign Direct Investment Africa Personality of Year, London Finance Times, 2005; recipient We Care award, Tygerberg Hospital, 1997, Nelson Mandela Health and Human Rights award, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1998, Visionary Leadership and Public Good award, World Congress Muslim Philanthropists, 2008, Commitment and Leadership in the Fight Against Crime award, Business Against Crime, 2008.

Background

  • Rasool, Ebrahim was born on July 15, 1962 in Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Cape Town, 1983. Higher diploma in education, University Cape Town, 1984.

    Career

    • Executive member United Democratic Front, South Africa, 1983—1988, regional secretary. National secretary Call of Islam, South Africa, 1984—1994. Teacher Spine Road Senior Secondary School, South Africa, 1985.

      Incarcerated without trial and banned & restricted, 1985—1988. National coordinator World Conference on Religion and Peace, 1986—1989. Information officer Foundation Contemporary Research, South Africa, 1989—1991, chairman board trustees, 1992—1994.

      Chairman Eco-Programme, South Africa, 1991—1994. Assistant rector University We. Cape, 1991—1994; regional treasurer African National Congress, 1991—1994, chairman We.

      Cape, member national executive committee, since 1998. Member executive council health and social services We. Cape Provincial Government, 1994—1998, member executive council finance and economic development, 2001—2004, premier South Africa, 2004—2008.

      Special advisor to the state president Government South Africa, 2008—2009. Member of Parliament National Assembly, South Africa, 2009—2010. Ambassador to the United States South African Department International Relations and Cooperation, Washington, since 2010.

    Religion

    Denomination: Muslim

    Membership

    Founder World for All Foundation.

    Connections

    • Married; 2 children.
    Ebrahim Rasool
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    Born July 15, 1962
    (age 55)
    Nationality
    • 1983
      University Cape Town
    • 1984
      University Cape Town
    • 1983 - 1988
      Executive, member United Democratic Front
      South Africa
    • 1984 - 1994
      national secretary, Call of Islam
      South Africa
    • 1985
      teacher, Spine Road Senior Secondary School
      South Africa
    • 1985 - 1988
      incarcerated without trial and banned & restricted
    • 1986 - 1989
      national coordinator, World Conference on Religion and Peace
    • 1989 - 1991
      information officer, Foundation Contemporary Research
      South Africa
    • 1991 - 1994
      chairman, Eco-Programme
      South Africa
    • 1991 - 1994
      assistant, rector University We. Cape
    • 2004 - 2008
      member, executive council health and social services We. Cape Provincial Government
    • 2008 - 2009
      special advisor, to the state president Government South Africa
    • 2009 - 2010
      Member, of Parliament National Assembly
      South Africa
    • 2010
      ambassador, to the United States South African Department International Relations and Cooperation
      Washington, United States
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