MARIO GEORGE MASHER

SOUTH AFRICAN CONSU-GENERAL

HONG KONG SAR AND MACAO SAR, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS
1970-1980 Held educational posts at the following schools: Vaal-Oranje School, Nelspruit School and St Mary's Catholic School in South Africa.
1980-1986 Councillor, Pacaltsdorp Municipality (Finance and Administration)
1986-1988 Member of the National Housing Board, Chairman of Regional Committee: South Cape
Member of the National Population Development Council (Business Sector)
1988-2000 Member of Parliament by selection 1988 (unopposed)
Member of Parliament General Election 1989 (unopposed)
Member of Parliament General Election 1994-1999
Senior Whip of Parliament (9 years)
Secretary of the Foreign Affairs Study Group (7 years)
Served on various Parliamentary Joint Standing Committees including Finance, Public Accounts, Home Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Provincial Government, Tourism and Trade and Industry
Member of Parliament until July 1999
2000-2003 Deployed by the ANC (African National Congress) to the Department of Foreign Affairs as Director of Foreign Service.
2003 South African Consul-General to Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR, People's Republic of China
   
LANGUAGES
English, Afrikaans, Swazi, Zulu, Xhosa and Spanish