Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane graduates with master’s degree

Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane graduates with master’s degree

- Maite Nkoana-Mashabane graduated with a master's degree in diplomatic studies

- She is the former minister of international relations and current minister of rural development

- Her thesis focused on South Africa's global position as a middle power

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Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, graduated with a master's degree in diplomatic studies on 5 September.

Nkoana-Mashabane obtained her degree from the University of Pretoria, Daily Sun reports. She is the immediate former minister of International Relations and Cooperation.

The University of Pretoria posted a photo of a beaming Nkoana-Mashabane receiving her qualification on its Twitter page.

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Briefly.co.za understands that her thesis focused on South Africa's global position and influence as a middle power. The minister explained:

I explored the status of South Africa as a middle power and considered whether this status, as well as its leadership role on the continent, influenced its approach to human rights.

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Social media users across South Africa were quick to congratulate Nkoana-Mashabane for her achievement.

The minister is the latest in a long line of politicians who, despite their busy schedules, still find time to pursue higher qualifications.

Briefly.co.za recently covered the story of Godrch Gardee, EFF's Secretary-General, obtaining an LLB from the University of South Africa.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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