Nomatemba Tambo


High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa to the United Kingdom

Born on 19 October 1957, Ms Nomatemba Tambo is the daughter to apartheid struggle hero Oliver Reginald Tambo and heroine Adelaide Tambo who both served as central figures of the African National Congress (ANC). Ms Tambo started her diplomatic career as Consul General in Hong Kong. Prior to being appointed South African Ambassador to Italy and non-residential Ambassador and High Commissioner to Malta, Albania and San Marino as well as Permanent Representative to the Rome-based United Nations Agencies, Ms Tambo acquired a BA Honours combined degree in History and English from Roehampton Institute in London, LLB in Post Graduate Law from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and a Diplomatic Training Diploma from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation. 

Currently Ms Tambo serves as High Commissioner for the Republic of South Africa in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

She was also co-founder and Chair of the South African Women’s Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of “Bachelors’ wife” Events Management and Catering Company, Director/Founding Member of Women in Capital Growth (a Black Empowerment Company), Contributing Editor for Fair Lady Magazine, director for Webnet Solutions, Chief Executive for Evening Star Manufacturing, Director for Resilient Income Property Fund.  

Ms Tambo is a Trustee for the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation. She is Patron to SchoolsAid South Africa and People First, an Italian based charity for educational projects in Rwanda. She is a director of Girls on a Mission, a charity that focuses on the youth and the elderly. Ms Tambo serves as an Ambassador of The World Reimagined.