Australasia Regional Forum Chairperson & Country Representative Eastern & Southern AustraliaSydney, Australia
Australasia Regional Forum Chairperson & Country Representative Eastern & Southern Australia
Originally from Cape Town, I have a background in administration and organisation and am currently a full time mother to my lovely children. Moving to Australia has given me the opportunity to be involved in the 2014 South African National Election as a DA Party Agent on election day, as well as volunteering on the Vote Home campaign. I believe the South African community abroad have a vital role to play in the choices and direction our country is heading. As a DA Abroad Representative I believe I can continue to bring my passion for South Africa to our Australian diaspora, as well as work together with our other branches of the DA Abroad share the good news about the Democratic Alliance to those no longer living in South Africa.
Australasia Regional Forum Deputy Chairperson & Country Representative Western AustraliaPerth, Australia
Australasia Regional Forum Deputy Chairperson & Country Representative Western Australia
I was born in the Strand, Western Cape. I grew up and lived in Southern Africa until 1986 and although I have lived abroad since then, I still have a strong passion for the country, its laws, and the rights of all of its people.
I am particularly passionate about retention of South African citizenship and I administer a Facebook group formed specifically to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the loss of citizenship provisions contained in Section 6 of the South African Citizenship Act.
I believe that the DA is the best party to lead South Africa forward.
Sydney City RepresentativeSydney, Australia
Sydney City Representative
Colleen was born in Johannesburg and lived in a number of towns in the Free State, Gauteng, North West and the Eastern Cape. After attending university, she worked in Johannesburg in travel for a couple of years before travelling abroad, where she has lived since.
Colleen stayed in the UK for seven years, and has been in Sydney, Australia for the last five years. She is looking forward to using her experience in travel, event management and training to make a positive difference to South Africa.