Zweledinga Pallo Jordan Biography, Primary School, Wife, Age, Qualifications, Location, Net Worth, Daughter

Zweledinga Pallo Jordan Biography: Primary School, Wife, Age, Qualifications, Location, Net Worth, Daughter

March 3, 2021 0 Posted By Princess Tshegofatso


Zweledinga Pallo Jordan (born 22 May 1942) is a South African politician and businessman.

He served in the government from the year 1994 to the year 2009.

He was a bureau priest and individual from the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress.

Pallo Jordan
Pallo Jordan: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Zweledinga Pallo Jordan
Other Name: Pallo Jordan
Born: 22 May 1942 (age 82 years old)
Birth Place: Kroonstad
Nationality: South Africa
Wife: Carlyn Roth
Occupation: Politician • Businessman
Net Worth: $1,000,000-$3,000,000

Early Life

Pallo Jordan was born on the 22nd day of May 1942 to Professor Archibald Campbell Jordan and Professor Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan.

He was raised by these two great academicians who were at the time active members of the Non-European Unity Movement against apartheid.
As a youth, he was a strong opponent of Apartheid.

He joined the African National Congress and ran away from the country and found shelter in Great Britain and the United States where he also studied.


Pallo Jordan studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the United States and at the London School of Economics (LSE).

He had his Primary school education in South Africa.


Pallo Jordan was an active member of the African National Congress (ANC). He was elected in 1985 to the ANC’s National Executive Committee (ANC).

e served in various capacities as their administrative secretary, Convener of their Strategy and Tactics Committee, and member of the NEC’s sub-committee on negotiations and constitutional guidelines, and finally, as their director is information and publicity.

In 1990, he returned back to South Africa where he was elected in the National Assembly to be a member of parliament as a representative of the African National Congress. He served in various ministerial posts including

  • Minister of Posts, Telecommunications, and Broadcasting (1994–1996)
  • Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (1996–1999)
  • Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the National Assembly (1999-2004)
  • Minister of Arts and Culture (2004—2009)
    He was also a writer and author some of his works include the Review of Moses Kotane, African Revolutionary (1974), The Soweto Uprising, an Analysis (1976), The African Petit Bourgeoisie: A Case Study of NAFCOC (1984), The Southern Africa Policy of the Soviet Union – with Specific Reference to South Africa: Some Notes (1990). His work criticized Apartheid in South Africa at the time.

Personal Life

In the year 2009, a newspaper investigation revealed that Pallo Jordan falsified his academic records with the claim that he received a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and for a long time used the title of Doctor (Dr) with his name. It was revealed that he never completed his degree at Wisconsin-Madison.

As a result, he stepped down from his position at the African National Congress after giving an apology for falsifying his result. He was also sacked from his position as a Business Day columnist in a popular South African newspaper.

Irrespective of the falsification, Pallo Jordan is loved and adored by his political party African National Congress.
He has a Primary school named after him (Dr. Pallo Jordan Primary School) in the town of Lady Grey in Eastern Cape Province.

Pallo Jordan is married to Carlyn Roth. The union is blessed with children and a beautiful daughter.

Net Worth

The South African politician, Pallo Jordan has an estimated net worth of about $1,000,000 to $3,000,000

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