Patricia De Lille Biography – Patricia De Lille Wiki
Patricia De Lille is a South African politician. She was born on 17 February 1951 in Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa.
Her first job was as a laboratory technician for Plascon Paints, and whilst working in this role she became a member of the South African Chemical Workers’ Union. De Lille quickly moved up the ranks of the trade union, rising from shop steward to regional secretary, to a member of the National Executive in 1983. By 1988 De Lille had been elected Vice President of the National Trade Union Council, the highest position held by a woman in the trade union movement at the time.
In 1989 De Lille was elected to the National Executive of the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), which had close tiesto the trade union movement. The PAC pursued Africanist policies for black South Africansiii, and at the time was outlawed under the Apartheid regime. De Lille led the PAC’s delegation in the constitutional negotiationsthat preceded South Africa’sfirst democratic election in 1994, and was elected to Parliament as a member of the PAC in those first elections. She was also appointed Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Transport in 1994 and was made the Chief Whip of the PAC.
In April 2003 De Lille broke away from the PAC and formed a new party, the Independent Democrats (ID) which attracted a strong following amongst liberal voters.v In doing so, she became the first woman in South African history to start a political party which contested and won parliamentary seats.
In 2010, the ID merged with the Democratic Alliance, South Africa’s main opposition party, and De Lille was appointed Minister of Social Development for the Western Cape. The following year, De Lille was elected Mayor of Cape Town, winning almost two thirds of the vote.
Patricia De Lille was awarded the Freedom of the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and in 2004 was awarded the honour of being one of the Top 5 Women in Government and Government Agencies. Also in 2004, she was awarded the HIV/AIDS activist award by Canadian-based organisation, South African Women for Women and also awarded the 2004 Old Mutual South African Leadership Award in the Category of Woman Leadership. In 2006, she became the first woman to be recognised as a Honorary Colonel in the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). In August 2006 she received the City Press and Rapport Newspaper award as one of top 10 women in South Africa.
Patricia De Lille Age
She was born on 17 February 1951 in Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa.
Patricia De Lille Family Background
Her father, Henry, was a teacher, and her mother, Winnie, was a dressmaker. She was brought up with six sibling in the small town of Beaufort West in the Western Cape.
Patricia De Lille Husband
She is married to Edwin de Lille. They married in 1972.
Patricia De Lille Children
She has two Children.
Patricia De Lille Cancer
She has throat cancer.
Patricia De Qualifications
She received her primary education at the Methodist Primary School and thereafter completed her secondary education at Bastiaanse Hoërskool in 1969.
Patricia De Lille Resignation
The Democratic Alliance leader, Mmusi Maimane, announced on August 5, 2018, at a joint news conference that the party had reached an “mutual agreement” with De Lille that De Lille would resign as Mayor of Cape Town, effective October 31, 2018. The agreement also stated that the party would withdraw all internal charges against her. She would also remain a member of the Democratic Alliance.
Patricia De Lille Salary
As the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia De Lille’s salary is R1.24m a year.
Patricia De Lille Net Worth
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