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Lance Greyling

Director: Enterprise & Investment, Directorate of the Mayor at City of Cape Town


Lance Greyling graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1996 with an Honours in African Studies majoring in politics and economics. He also received a Post Graduate diploma in Sustainable Energy from the University of Stellenbosch in 2009. During the past twenty years he has held positions in the private sector, civil society and the national government sphere. He first started out as a partner in a production house called Matchframe Pictures, which produced television commercials and raised funding for video programmes. After a year and a half expedition around Africa he took up the position as regional manager for GLOBE Southern Africa, which empowered parliamentarians on issues of sustainable development.

In 2003 he entered the world of politics when he volunteered at the newly formed Independent Democrats before being appointed as their researcher and then in 2004 elected in to Parliament. During 2004 to 2015 Lance Greyling served on a number of parliamentary committees including education, finance, public enterprises, minerals and energy and environmental affairs. He was elected Chief Whip of the Independent Democrats and during the merger with the DA he was appointed in 2011 to the position of Shadow Minister of Energy.

In March 2015 Lance Greyling left the world of Parliament to take up the position of Director of Trade and Investment in the Mayor’s Office at the City of Cape Town.  After the local government elections in August 2016 he became the Director of the newly formed Enterprise and Investment Department in the Directorate of the Mayor.

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