- Yvonne Chaka Chaka has, once again, made Mzansi proud
- The Princess of Africa has been elected as vice-president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)
- Yvonne hopped on social media to thank the organisation for the honour
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Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been appointed vice-president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC).
Music Africa reported that her election follows in the footsteps of that of Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo.
Yvonne was elected alongside Mexican composer Arturo Márquez.
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The pair will deputise Swedish songwriter and ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus, who was elected president of the confederation on 28 May.
They join Chinese director, writer and producer Jia Zhang-ke and Spanish visual artist Miquel Barceló as the four vice-presidents of the confederation.
Yvonne took to Twitter to thank CISAC for the honour.
CISAC director general Gadi Oron said, “Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Arturo Márquez are outstanding, inspirational creators, and I’m delighted CISAC will be able to benefit from their energy and authority in campaigning for creators worldwide."
"They join us as vice-presidents at a critical moment for CISAC’s work, with millions of creators facing loss of their livelihoods and the challenge of rebuilding their careers. We are looking forward greatly to our collaboration and their support.”
Yvonne will now have to jungle being an artist, wife and loving grandmother with her CISAC duties - but if anyone can do it, the inspirational songstress can.
Last year, Briefly.co.za reported that Yvonne and her husband, Dr Mandlalele Mhinga, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.
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