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Patricia de Lille Biography


Patricia de Lille is a South African politician who is the current Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure and leader of the political party Good. She was previously Mayor of Cape Town from 2011 to 2018, and Western Cape Provincial Minister of Social Development from 2010 to 2011.

She founded and led the Independent Democrats (ID), a political party that she formed in 2003 during a floor-crossing window after she broke away from the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC).

The Honourable Patricia de Lille MP

BORN: 17 February 1951 (age 70)

HOME TOWN: Beaufort West, Cape Province, Union of South Africa

PARENT: Gertrude Lindt (mother) and Henry Lindt (father)

SPOUSE: Edwin de Lille (m. 1972; died 2021)

CHILDREN: Carmen de Lille, Allistair de Lille

OCCUPATION: Politiciantrade unionistanti-apartheid activist

AWARDS: Freedom of the City of Birmingham, Alabama, and in 2004 was awarded the honour of being one of the Top 5 Women in Government and Government Agencies. She was also awarded the 2004 Old Mutual South African Leadership Award in the Category of Woman Leadership…

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