MINISTER LINDIWE ZULU HONOURED BY THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT
Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Lindiwe Zulu (MP), was recently honoured by the Federative Republic of Brazil with a Grand Cross of the Order of Rio Branco for her service and achievement in the diplomatic service.
Minister Zulu received the honorific order from the Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil His Excellency Nedilson Jorge at the recent Brazil National Day celebrations in Waterkloof, Pretoria. The Order of Rio Branco is awarded annually to Brazilian and foreign nationals for service and achievement in diplomatic service, government and civil fields. The award also serves as recognition of the strong bilateral relations that South Africa and Brazil share at a political and economic level.
Minister Zulu served as South African Ambassador to Brazil from 2004 until 2008