Biographies

Connie September: Personal Information Date of Birth:26-06-1959 Place of Birth: Cape Town Citizenship: South Africa Gender: Female Skilled public and private sector leader with Masters degree in Technology Management and studies in Economics. First women to occupy national office bearer leadership. Knowledgeable background in manufacturing, Government and Parlia-ment.
Various international exposure. Excellent work ethic. Education Magister Scientae, The Da Vinci Institute for Technology Management (2008) Dis-sertation topic: How can we improve the productive capacity of women in Townships and Rural areas through Technology? Advanced Diploma in Economic Policy, University of the Western Cape (2008) Economics and Public Finance, UNISA, one year programme (2006) Post Graduate Engi-neering Management, Warwick University (2006). Invited Participant UN Committee- Report on the Independent commission on Africa and the challenges of the third Millennium- Winning the war against humiliation (1998) Experience June 1999 – April 2009 Member of Parliament Chair-person of the Portfolio Committee on Water Affairs and Forestry. Manage-ment of legislative and constitutional mandate. Ensure capacitating of committee members to fulfil their oversight function. Oversaw the imple-
mentation of government’s objectives in co-operation with Minister and relevant departmental officials, including entities. Equally dealt with entities as per the legislative and constitutional imperatives.