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Mr Luwellyn Tyrone Landers is currently the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa. He was appointed to this position in May 2014. He was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, where he still resides.
As politics was an ever-present concern, he became active in his community (and remains active today). He joined the Labour Party in 1984. In 1993 he joined the ANC (African National Congress) and was elected as a Member of Parliament to the National Assembly in 1994, for the ANC.
He was chosen as a delegate to the negotiating council that settled the final Constitution and presented it to the Constitutional Court. He has served continuously in Parliament for 20 years since 1994 and is one of the few remaining ‘Class of ‘94’ still serving.
He was appointed as the 2nd Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation in May 2014. His current political responsibilities in this portfolio include political oversight for the Europe region and the Americas and Caribbean regions, specific areas of Multi literalism including human rights, as well as political oversight of the administration and parliamentary liaison on behalf of the department.