Contact: 073 777 4434 Email:

Official Memorial Service of Dr. Frene Ginwala!

The Official Memorial Service of Dr. Frene Ginwala will be held today 24 January 2023 at the City Hall in Johannesburg at 10am.

Dr. Ginwala died on Thursday 12 January night following a stroke two weeks ago, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced her passing. Ramaphosa extended his condolences to Ginwala’s family, friends, colleagues and associates in South Africa and beyond.

“On behalf of the nation and of the legislative, executive and judicial components of the State, the president offers his sincere condolences to Dr Ginwala’s family”.

Magwenya confirmed Ginwala was buried during a private funeral.

Dr. Frene Noshir Ginwala was a South African journalist and politician who was the first Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa from 1994 to 2004. She was influential in the writing of the Constitution of South Africa and an important figure in establishing democracy in South Africa.

Image: Wits University.