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Former student activist elected permanent committee chair


Nompendulo Mkhatshwa lists gender and racial transformation as science committee goals

Former Fees Must Fall leader Nompendulo Mkhatshwa has been elected permanent chair of South African parliamentary portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology.

Mkhatshwa was elected unopposed on 31 August. She had been the acting chairperson since Philly Mapulane was promoted to cabinet on 5 August. Her party, the ruling African National Congress, nominated her for the role.

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