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Legislation #: 080702 Introduction Date: 7/17/2008
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 7/17/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS CIRCO, JOLLY, MARCASON, CURLS, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP AND SKAGGS
Title: Welcoming Pearl Nomvume Magaqa to Kansas City and congratulating her on her appointment as Consul General of South Africa in Chicago.

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DateMinutesDescription
7/14/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/17/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080702

 

Welcoming Pearl Nomvume Magaqa to Kansas City and congratulating her on her appointment as Consul General of South Africa in Chicago.

 

WHEREAS, Pearl Nomvume Magaqa is in Kansas City attending the 2008 Sister Cities International Conference; and

 

WHEREAS, in June, 2008, Pearl Nomvume Magaqa was appointed as the Consul General of South Africa in Chicago with responsibilities for 14 states, including Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, previously Pearl Nomvume Magaqa served as Chief Director in the Office of the Ministers of Public Enterprises and of Transport; and

 

WHEREAS, during more than a decade Pearl Nomvume Magaqa has served in various capacities in the African National Congress, including researching education issues for the first historic meetings between Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk before the African National Congress took power in the first democratic election in 1994; and

 

WHEREAS, Pearl Nomvume Magaqa speaks Bulgarian, Swahili, German, Zulu, Xhosa, English, Swazi and Afrikaans at various levels of proficiency; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is looking forward to working with Pearl Nomvume Magaqa to further develop Kansas City-South African relations in cultural, diplomatic and economic avenues; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby welcome Pearl Nomvume Magaqa to Kansas City and congratulate her on her appointment as Consul General of South Africa to Chicago; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Pearl Nomvume Magaqa in token of the respect and friendship being offered to her by the Mayor and Council of Kansas City.

 

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