Tag: Joyce Banda

Not quite spring, but not nothing

Today, Monday, August 19, 2013, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who was the first woman to serve as Deputy President of South Africa (2005-2009), took the oath of office as Executive Director of UN Women. Then Over the weekend, Joyce Banda, first woman President of Malawi, was sworn in as Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community, or SADC (at the same time that H.E Robert Gabriel Mugabe was sworn in as Deputy Chair). Stergomena Tax had been Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of East African Cooperation in the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania. Over the weekend, she was sworn in as Executive Secretary of SADC