19 July 2022
The High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, Her Excellency Madiepetsane Charlotte Lobe presented her credentials to President Halimah Yacob of Singapore
H.E. Madiepetsane Charlotte Lobe was formerly Acting Chief Operations Officer of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Politics, majoring in Governance and Political Transformation from the University of the Free State, South Africa, as well as Diploma in Public Relations and Communication from the Damelin Business School, South Africa.
H.E. Lobe previously served as the National Spokesperson for the African National Congress’ Women’s League. She was also the President of the African Women Leaders Network, South Africa, the Convener of the Gertrude Shope Women Mediators Network, and the Co-Convener of the South African Women’s Peace Table. At international fora, H.E. Lobe served in the Global Network of National Focal Points on Women, Peace and Security, where she co-chaired the Network on behalf of South Africa.
She also served on the Global Steering Committee of the Generation Equality Forum, a multi-generational initiative aimed at dismantling gender inequalities and achieving a gender-equal world by 2030.
H.E. Lobe has served in several leadership positions in government, including as a Councillor from 1996 to 1999 at the local government level, as a Member of Parliament from 1999 to 2004, and as a Member of the Free State Provincial Legislature from 2004 to 2008.
The Diplomatic Informer Magazine wishes to congratulate Her Excellency Madiepetsane Charlotte Lobe, on the presentation of her credentials and best wishes for the successful tenure.
Photos Credit: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore