Biography of Radhakrishna Padayachi

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Deputy Minister Radhakrishna Padayachi Biography
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Radhakrishna Padayachi (born May 1, 1950) is the Deputy Minister of Communications of the Republic of South Africa since 29 April 2004.

Radhakrishna Padayachi Joined the African National Congress (ANC) in (1972) and Served as Executive Member of the Natal Indian Congress.

He also Served in the Economics Desk of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal and as Deputy head of local government portfolio and also a Consultant to UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank.

Radhakrishna Padayachi’s ancestral village is Ooramangalam, near Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

His great grandfather was taken as an indentured servant by British to Africa. His parents were born in South Africa and his grandparents in Mauritius.

Radhakrishna obtained Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Durban-Westville, Masters of Science degree from the University of London and Second year readings in Law from the University of South Africa.

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