Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi

Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi

Member of Parliament

Cellphone: 083 777 8501

Email: legislaturestr@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae of Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi

Background

Mrs Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi was born on 17 November 1964, in Durban.

Education

A) School

(i) Primary:
  • SE Vawda Primary School – Newcastle
(ii) Secondary:
  • St Oswald’s Secondary – Newcastle 1982

B) Tertiary

(i) Undergraduate:
  • Pharmacy Degree (BPharm.MPS) University of Durban Westville (UDW) 1987
  • Continuing Pharmacy Education Certifications
(ii) Post-graduate:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of KwaZulu-Natal, (UKZN) 2010,
  • Elective: Global Studies, Certification in Governance & Leadership, University of South Africa, 2011,
  • Advanced Certification in Governance and Public Leadership, University of Witwatersrand, (WITS) 2013.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management: Public Administration, (WITS) 2015.
(iii) Private Cultural Studies:
  • Hindi studies (primary level), Hindi Siksha Sang (HSS)
(iv) Current Studies:
  • Master’s Degree Public Admin Diploma (WITS)

C) Career:

(i) Pharmacy:
  • Internship: Ladysmith Provincial Hospital
  • Retail Pharmacy: practiced from 1990 to 2010
(ii) Political:
  • Elected to KZN Legislature for 4 consecutive terms, 1999; 2004; 2009; 2014.
  • Currently serves as a Provincial Member of Parliament on various committees.

D) ACHIEVEMENTS:

(i) School:
  • Head girl at St Oswald’s High School 1982
  • Matric: Most Promising Student Award
  • School debates trophies: Jan Hofmeyer Trophy, Incandu Jaycees Trophy and Chetty Shield
  • Silver Medal for Ballet 1976
(ii) University:
  • Golden Key International Honour Society Membership at UKZN 2010
  • Top Student – WITS University: Public Management, Leadership & Governance 2013
(iii) Community:
  • AMMAN Award in 2000 – Shree Mariamman Temple – Mount Edgecombe
  • Lifetime Achievement for the Gay Oscar Award – Gay Fraternity
  • Philanthropy Award for Social Responsibility & Community Upliftment- SA Hindu Dharma Sabha -2015
  • The Culture India Pageant Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Work and Philanthropy- India Sa Pageant -2015
  • AMMAN Award in 2017 – Shree Mariamman Temple – Mount Edgecombe
  • GOPIO Community Service Award 2017 – GOPIO International – Durban
(iv) International Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, New Delhi 2007 – India International Friendship Society
  • Gargi Award – Institute of Vihangam Yoga 2013
  • Bharath Gaurav Award, New Delhi 2014 – India International Friendship Society, Hindu Dharma Society -2014,
  • Mahatma Gandhi Samman Award, New Delhi 2015
  • Glory of India Award, Bangkok 2015

E) Strengths

  • Motivational speaker on any subject
  • Strong leadership abilities