Dr. Brigalia Bam

Dr Brigalia Bam (South Africa), Former Chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa, Former Chancellor of the Walter Sisulu University and Nelson Mandela University.

In 2004 received the National Order of the Baobab for the role in the upliftment of women and her contribution for democracy in South Africa.

She holds one of the most prestigious awards of Mahatma Ghandi and Simon of Cerene, the highest award given to a lay person in the Anglican Church. Chairperson of the Thabo Mbeki  Foundation and a member of the Tiso Foundation Board, Vodacom Foundation Board, Friends of the Panel of the Wise,  Southern African Development Community(SADEC).

She gained prominence through her work as general secretary of the South African Council of Church and numerous boards. She had served as a member of the International IDEA, Institute of Global Dialogue, the All Africa Council OF Churches and Unisa.