[AfrICANN-discuss] The passing of a great Lady: we owe it to Ivy to continue the good work

badru ntege badru.ntege at nftconsult.com
Wed Apr 8 11:01:15 SAST 2009

A great to loss to the continent.  Our condolence go out to her immediate
family and the entire Internet community that has lost a good ambassodor.


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 7:12 PM, BAUDOUIN SCHOMBE <b.schombe at gmail.com>wrote:

> Mes condoelances a la famille eprouvee.
> Baudouin
> 2009/4/7 Anne-Rachel Inné <annerachel at gmail.com>
>> Dear All,
>> As you may have seen from the many Press articles out there, or heard via
>> her many supporters, Ivy Matsepe-Casburri passed away yesterday in South
>> Africa. She was MInister of Communications since 1999.
>> ""Matsepe-Casaburri was appointed as communications minister after the
>> 1999 general elections. Before that, she made history as the first female
>> premier of a province when she was appointed to head the Free State
>> provincial government from 1996 to 1999. In 1993, she was appointed the
>> first female chairperson of the South African Broadcasting Corporation board
>> and led the organisation through its initial transformation.
>> On a number of occasions, Matsepe-Casaburri filled in for former president
>> Thabo Mbeki as acting president. She was part of a group of Cabinet
>> ministers selected to do so when he and his deputy were either out of the
>> country, or indisposed at the same time. She acted as president when Mbeki
>> resigned and before the inauguration of president Kgahlema Motlanthe, in
>> September last year.
>> Born in Kroonstad, in the Free State, on 17 September 1937,
>> Matsepe-Casaburri was a long-serving member of the African National Congress
>> and went into exile after working as a teacher in KwaZulu-Natal. She had
>> obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Fort Hare and
>> later a doctorate in sociology from Rutgers University in the US.
>> She served as a senior lecturer at the United Nations Institute on
>> Namibia, in Zambia, and returned to the country in 1990.""
>> So goes the official biography. My personal recollection through the years
>> is of *Mrs Matsepe-Casaburri as one of the African Internet community
>> most fervent supporters *and a few of you will remember her speeches at
>> different meetings where she came, smiled graciously, chastised, talked,
>> mingled, remembered things and said "you can count on me".
>> She was respected internationally and all through WSIS (2003-2005), the
>> tandem she formed with Lyndall Shope Mafolle will be remembered as the
>> 'though ladies' of South Africa, on the Internet Governance issue especially
>> but on all issues that mattered for our region.
>> She was tough, but always gracious and well informed. She was genuine and
>> truly empathised with audiences. She will always be remembered and be in my
>> personal pantheon of the "Persons to remember". As we say in Africa, she is
>> right here with us! only the shell left.
>> --
>> Anne-Rachel Inne
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