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Naziema Jappie

Known For: Women’s rights activist; Executive Director: Advancement, Durban University of Technology
Country: South Africa

About

Naziema Jappie is a women’s rights activist. She has served on a number of boards for HIV/AIDS and is currently a member of the Higher Education HIV/AIDS Advisory Board. She is also the Vice President of the South African Women’s Forte.  Ms. Jappie has worked as a secondary school teacher; the National Education Officer (SA Clothing & Textile Workers Union); and a lecturer at the former M.L. Sultan Technikon, where she later served as Dean of Students. She joined the Durban University of Technology from her position of Dean of Students at the University of the Witwatersrand. She has training in conciliation, mediation and arbitration, and Adult Education. Moreover, she has served as a member of the task team for Gender Equity in Education and has been involved in HEQC training for Quality Assurance. She has taught at the Institute for Women’s Studies in Lahore for three years.

Ms. Jappie holds a Bachelor of Social Science, an Honours degree (Social Science), and a Masters of Social Science, specializing in industrial and labour studies. She also has a Higher Education Diploma (postgraduate). Her awards include the NRF and Ford Foundation for Research in Higher Education and the Fellowship in Labor Studies at the University of Iowa, USA.

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