Nyiko Floyd Shivambu (born 1 January 1983 in Limpopo) is a South African politician serving as a member of parliament for the Economic Freedom Fighters.
Shivambu is the Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters, its Parliamentary Chief Whip in the South African Parliament, who serves in the Trade and Industry Portfolio Committee and the Standing Committee on Finance.
He is also a Member of the Pan African Parliament, serving in the Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Committee.
Floyd Shivambu Age
Shivambu was born on the 1st of January 1983 in Malamulele, Limpopo, South Africa. He is 37 years old as of 2020.
Floyd Shivambu Qualifications | Floyd Shivambu Education
He announced on the 6th of February 2018 that he has been accepted by the Wits School of Governance to pursue a doctoral degree with his thesis focused on SA’s transformation policies, legislation, and practices: ownership and control of JSE-listed companies.
After rounding up his secondary school in 2001 at Mphambo High School in Malamulele in 2001, he proceeded to the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he earned a bachelor’s degree as well as an Honours Degree in Political Studies and International Relations.
He initially intended to become a technician, but he later changed his career focus. Shivambu went on to graduate with a master’s degree, with distinction, in political studies in 2014.
Floyd Shivambu Wife and Children
Floyd Shivambu is married to Siphesihle Shezi-Shivam and he has only one child Katekani Shivambu.
Floyd Shivambu Political Career
Shivambu career in politics can be traced back to his time in the University when he was elected president of the university’s Student Representative Body and joined the African National Congress Youth League in his third year.
He is a Member of the Portfolio Committee on Trade & Industry and the Standing Committee on Finance in the RSA Parliament.
Shivambu is also part of the RSA Parliament’s permanent delegation of 5 to the Pan African Parliament, serving in the Rural Economy, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Committee. Floyd Shivambu in summary:
- Spokesperson of African National Congress Youth League (2008–2012)
- SRC President at University of Witwatersrand (2004–2005)
- National Executive of South African Students Congress
- Students Representative of Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (2006–2007)
- Board Member of the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (2008–2012);
- Member of Parliament for the EFF (2014–present)
- Member of the Pan African Parliament since 2014
- Deputy President of the Economic Freedom Fighters (2013–present)
Floyd Shivambu Writing Career
Shivambu has co-edited a book about Malema titled The Coming Revolution. He has been a blogger since 2005 and has published several articles on his platform: floydn.blogspot.com.
BIRTH NAME: Nyiko Floyd Shivambu
DATE OF BIRTH: 1st of January 1983
WIFE: Siphesihle Shezi-Shivam
PLACE OF BIRTH: Malamulele, Limpopo