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Anathi Majeke

2024 Fellow

Chief Whip of the Official Opposition - Local Government Councilor - Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

South Africa

Anathi Majeke, Chief Whip of the Official Opposition, in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, began her political journey as an activist for the Democratic Alliance in 2013. She is currently serving her second term as a Councilor, where she previously served as Deputy Whip for the Official Opposition. She also serves on the Municipal Public Accounts Committee; Rules Committee; Multi-Party Whips Committee, and the Women’s Caucus. She has extensive legislative administrative experience having served as a Personal Assistant and Researcher to Bobby Stevenson, former Leader of the Official Opposition in the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature.

Anathi has proven to be a seasoned and principled leader with servitude at her core. She is the Former DA Youth Provincial Chairperson. She believes that the youth have a vital role in policy formulation and decision-making within political parties and legislatures and seeks to uplift them in her endeavors. Anathi has also served in the Provincial Executive Committee of the Democratic Alliance Women’s Network, in the Eastern Cape, in this role she advocated for women and the plethora of challenges women face in the workforce, including, but not limited to their high unemployment levels, the shortage of leadership opportunities and gender-based violence.

She is an alumnus of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme from the United States Department, which focused on Women in Politics and Civil Society in 2023. Anathi has co-founded a non-governmental organization titled Project Vote SA in 2024, which focuses on civic and voter education and how to hold government accountable in all spheres of South African government. She has proven herself to be a vibrant and dynamic leader who is grounded in her activism and community building. Anathi holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Unisa majoring in Politics and Philosophy and is currently studying towards her Post Graduate Diploma in Public Law.