Her Excellency, Ms Nomatemba Tambo
Born on 19 October 1957, Ms Nomatemba Tambo is the daughter to apartheid struggle hero and former President of the African National Congress (ANC) Oliver Reginald Tambo and heroine Adelaide Tambo.
Prior to being appointed South African High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ms Tambo served in Hong Kong and Italy.
Ms Tambo acquired a BA Honours combined degree in History and English from the Roehampton Institute in London, an LLB in Post Graduate Law from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a Diplomatic Training Diploma from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.
High Commissioner Tambo is co-founder of the South African Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Director/Founding Member of Women in Capital Growth (a Black Empowerment Company). She is also a Director of ‘Girls on a Mission’, a charity dealing with women, a Trustee for the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, Patron of SchoolAid, South Africa and Patron of People First, a charity focussing on the education of disadvantaged children in Rwanda.
Before London, her last diplomatic post was serving as Ambassador to Italy, Malta, Albania, San Marino and Permanent Representative to UN based agencies in Rome and she served as Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau.
High Commissioner Tambo has 4 children, three sons and a daughter.