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MR GODFREY MULAUDZI

Mr Mulaudzi is a seasoned commodity trader with specific focus on Oil and Gas, Grains and fresh produce. He serves as Director in different companies, notably as Executive Director at Taleveras Oil SA (Pty) Ltd, Director for Singapore based Marcuss Petroleum Limited, Chairman of Capital Star Steel, Director at Godfrey’s Chickens and Director at Ligwe Foods. Prior to joining the private sector, he served as a career diplomatat the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

His Diplomatic career spanned over 17 years, dating back to 1998 when he was appointed Foreign Service Officer: Multilateral at the then Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Upon completion of diplomatic training, he was posted to the South African Embassy in Washington D.C. in September 2000 till January 2008 during which he served in numerous positions, including Political Counsellor and Chief of Staff to the Ambassador and Head of the US-SA Binational Commission Secretariat.
During his tenure, he facilitated sister-cities agreements with cities of Johannesburg and New York, Chicago and Durban, Washington DC and Tshwane, Riverside and Cape Town, State of Massachusetts with the Eastern Cape Provincial Government. He also initiated and subsequently formed part of the US Congressional delegation to SA to launch the SA-US civil Rights Forum between the two countries.

He also coordinated and led the first ever delegation of US Sister Cities International to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Upon completion of his tour of duty in Washington, he was appointed Head of Political Desk responsible for SA-US relations, a position he held until his appointment as South Africa’s Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria in January 2010.

His four years as Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria were certainly momentous ones for the SA-Nigerian relations. During his tenure, the relations changed profoundly and irrevocably. His diplomatic skills augured well with his experience and credentials during which he sought to harness, shape and manage the seismic geopolitical change in the strategic interest of SA.

His political and diplomatic skills extended way beyond one-on-one relations to the task of building coalitions.
His ability to persuade others to join with him so he can extend his influence, to build a coalition in support of his country was immense. He made great strides in raising the profile of his country, during which he received numerous accolades from various organizations and institutions in Nigeria.

He championed the people-to-people programme(s) aimed at changing perceptions about SA-Nigerian relations while also creating sustainable institutional partnerships between people and communities in Nigeria and South Africa. In January 2013, upon departure of High Commissioner Mamabolo, he was appointed Acting High Commissioner and Head of Mission, during which he successfully facilitated the State visit to South Africa by President Jonathan, during which nine MOUs, including MOUs on Power and Energy, Oil and Gas, Visa waiver for Diplomatic and Official passports, Mining and Economic and Technical Cooperation.

In December 2013, he returned to South Africa and was subsequently appointed as Director for Central Africa, responsible for Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea.
Mr Mulaudzi is a graduate of the Universities of Pretoria (Hons) International Relations (1996), (Hons) Political Development (1997), and Venda (BA: Political Science) (1995).

Currently enrolled for MBA: Project Management through Aspen University, USA.He also completed High Level management Programmes with the Davis and Dean Project Management by X-PERT Company, 1999, Conflict Resolution and Management by Centre for Conflict Resolution and Management: Cape Town, 1999, ResearchCertificate from the Institute for Security Studies (Small Arms Proliferation Proect), 1998, Conflict Resolution and Management, University of Maryland, USA.