H.E. M. Rapulane Sidney Molekane, new Ambassador to France
Ambassador Molekane served in the first democratically elected Parliament in 1994, where he chaired the Parliamentary portfolio committee on Safety and Security, before joining the then Department of Foreign Affairs in 1999.
His professional career includes appointments as consul general to Munich, Germany, from 1999 to 2003 and high commissioner to Ghana from 2004 to 2008. Ambassador Rapulane Molekane was appointed as Deputy Director-General: Branch Europe, in March 2010.
He was officially appointed as Ambassador to France at the beginning of January 2015. He holds certificates in Management and Diplomatic Training from the Foreign Institute, and he also studied at the Soweto College of Education from 1981 to 1984.