Makaziwe Mandela

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Makaziwe Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela.jpg
Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah talking in a press conference during Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China
Born1953 (age 59–60)
Johannesburg, South Africa
EducationWaterford Kamhlaba
Alma materUniversity of Fort Hare
University of Massachusetts
ParentsNelson Mandela
Evelyn Ntoko
 
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Makaziwe Mandela
Makaziwe Mandela.jpg
Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah talking in a press conference during Miss World 2007 in Sanya, China
Born1953 (age 59–60)
Johannesburg, South Africa
EducationWaterford Kamhlaba
Alma materUniversity of Fort Hare
University of Massachusetts
ParentsNelson Mandela
Evelyn Ntoko

Makaziwe Mandela-Amuah (born 1953), known as Maki, is the daughter of former South African president Nelson Mandela and his first wife Evelyn Ntoko Mase. She was named after her older sister, born in 1947, who died aged just nine months. Of the four children born to Ntoko and Mandela, Makaziwe is the only one still living. She is married to Dr. Isaac Amuah of Ghanaian origin.

She received her secondary education at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa before going to the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. In 1993, she earned a Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA.[1]

She has held senior posts at the University of the Witwatersrand and the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and now heads the Industrial Development Group (IDG), with interests in mining and petroleum.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of Massachusetts Honors Nelson Mandela With Honorary Degree". University of Massachusetts. February 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Media release" (PDF). Myriad. October 2006. Retrieved 2006-12-31.