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Modise, Thandi Ruth (NCOP)
Political Party:
Position: Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces
Cape Town
Tel: 021 403 2321
Fax: 021 461 9640
Email: ljiyane@parliament.gov.za
Street Address: No. 23 Indian Shopping Complex
Parliamentary Committee Membership
Parliamentary Career
Current: Before being elected on 22 May 2014 as Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Ms Modise served as Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Defence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence. She was first elected as an MP in 1994 and has served as Speaker of the North West Provincial Legislature from 2004 to 2009 and Premier for the North West Provincial Government from 2010 to 2014. She was also Chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee for the ratification of the Convention to Eliminate all forms of Discrimination against Women in the National Assembly.
Political Career:
Education: Ms Modise holds a B. Comm degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics from Unisa(1989). She has also attended a special leadership course from the University of United Nations University in Jordan(2000). She holds Certificates in Security Studies from the Naval University in Montreal (1998/1999).
Publications: Ms Modise has amongst others presented papers titled: Sustaining Democracy in post-Apartheid South Africa; the role of gender in the DDR in Sudan; the role of NGOs in the struggle against HIV and AIDS amongst women in South Africa; Conceptualising moral regeneration with specific reference to sexual harassment Effects of women's involvement in conflict resolution processes Elements of post-conflict recovery and reconstruction; Engineering Security Sector Reform; Civil-military relations; Women's contribution to Peace and NEPAD: women in South Africa's struggle for Liberation. Premier Modise was presented with a Special Recognition for her role in the Advancement of Peace and Women in Africa at the 2013 inaugural African Diaspora Awards.
Policy Interests:
  On the provincial delegation for the province of North West.

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