Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool has just completed his term
as South Africa’s Ambassador to the United States of America. He is more remembered as the Premier or Governor of the Western Cape Province, a socially fragmented Province, which he worked towards cohering with a vision of making it “A Home for All”. He is founder of the World for All Foundation that rethinks the intellectual tools available to Muslims and faith communities, and creates co-operative relations between faiths, cultures, and communities at a global level. He has been active in mobilizing Muslims and the broader faith communities toward a deeper understanding of Islam and faith under conditions of oppression (under apartheid) and currently under conditions of globalization. Ebrahim Rasool has built up extensive experience in Government, having led various Departments like Health, Welfare, Finance, and Economic Development. As Premier of the Western Cape, he was instrumental in attracting foreign investment and making significant strides towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s).