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Dr Jeetah was elected Member of the National Assembly in December 2003 for the first time for Constituency No.7 (Piton/Rivière du Rempart), and remained so until April 2005. Dr Jeetah was re-elected as: • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.11 (Vieux Grand Port-Rose Belle), in 2005 and became Minister of Industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce & Cooperatives (2005 to 2008).He became Minister of Health & Quality of Life (2008 to 2010). • Member of the National Assembly for Constituency No.10 (Montagne Blanche- GRSE)in 2010 and became Minister of Tertiary Education, Science, Research and Technology till 2014. Education and Qualifications: a. University of Cambridge (2002 -2003) - ACU Research Fellowship b. University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) (1984-1993) • BSc (Hons) – Textile Technology • PhD – Textile Technology

‘Visit of a delegation from the Department of Science and Technology, Republic of South Africa’


I met with Ms Kgomoco Letlhoo, Assistant Director, Africa Bilateral Cooperation, Mr. Thabang Bamboo, Deputy Director, Biotechnology and Mr.Johan Neethling ,Deputy Director , Information and Communication Technology accompanied by the High Commissioner of South Africa in Mauritius Her Excellency Dr.Nomvuyo Nokwe and Ms Sharon Ramudzuli , First Secretary. We discussed a bilateral agreement and collaboration in Space Science and Astronomy particularly the African Very-Long baseline Array Network- radio astrophysics telescope (AVN), nanotechnology, Big Data, ICT, Marine Technology and Resources.