Thandi Modise Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Thandi Modise Biography

Thandi Modise is a South African farmer, politician and an anti apartheid freedom fighter. She is the 6th Speaker of the South African National Assembly. Thandi Modise was born on 25th December 1959 in Vryburg, South Africa.

Thandi Modise Profile


Thandi Modise

Real Name

Thandi Modise

Date of Birth

25th December 1959


61 years(2020)


South Africa



Known for

6th Speaker of the South African National Assembly

Political Party

African National Congress (ANC)

Net Worth

$5 million

Educational Background

Thandi Modise was educated in political education in anopen classrooms, under trees, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Thandi Modise Education

While in prison, she obtained a BComm degree in Industrial Psychology and Economics.


In 1976, Thandi Modise left South Africa to Botswana where she joined the African National Congress (ANC). She was transferred to Angola and trained in Angola.

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However, she was jailed for eight years in Kroonstad Prison after she returned to South Africa for MK activities in 1979. Thandi Modise was the first woman to be jailed for MK activities in South Africa.

Thandi Modise Career

While Modise was receiving military training in Angola, she held the rank of section commissar.

In 1988, she was released from prison after serving her time in prison.

Thandi Modise started the African National Congress Women League (ANCWL) branch in Huhudi.

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She co founded Lesedi Community Clinic.

In 1993, she was elected the deputy president of ANCWL. Modise was a chairperson for the Portfolio Committee on Defence and the Joint Standing Committee on Defence.

In 2010, Modise was appointed the Premier of North West province. She was appointed the 5th Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces in 2014.

Thandi Modise was sworn in as the 6th Speaker of the South African National Assembly in May 2019.

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The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) filed a suit against Thandi Modise after dead animals were discovered in her farm.

Personal life

Thandi Modise gave birth to her first child while in prison. She has four children.

Thandi Modise Net Worth

Thandi Modise Net Worth

Thandi Modise is estimated to worth $5 million

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