Max Vuyisile Sisulu (born 23 August 1945) is a South African politician who was Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from 2009 to 2014. He was elected to the position on 6 May 2009, succeeding Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and becoming the first male post-apartheid speaker of the National Assembly. He is also the first Black male to become speaker.
Max Vuyisile Sisulu
|4th Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa|
6 May 2009 – 21 May 2014
|Preceded by||Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde|
|Succeeded by||Baleka Mbete|
|Born||23 August 1945|
Transvaal, South Africa
|Political party||African National Congress|
|Children||5, including Shaka Sisulu|
Following the 2014 General Elections, Sisulu was replaced by Baleka Mbete as Speaker of the National Assembly.
Sisulu has been a member of the National Working Committee, a member of the Finance Commission and responsible for ANC economic transformation for 10 years. He holds a master's degree in economics from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics in Moscow and a master's degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He participated in the prestigious Govan Mbeki Research Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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