Born in Tsolo, Eastern Cape (the home of Legends), South Africa, Thandiwe Fadane is a mother, a grandmother, sister and aunt to many nieces and nephews. She has passion for youth and women issues.

She recently completed a program on Women in Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution. She has over 17 years’ experience in the various sections of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation in Pretoria, South Africa, including:

  • Chief Director Financial Management;
  • Minister at the South African Embassy in Washington DC, USA;
  • Chief Director: Latin America & the Caribbean and Acting Chief Financial Officer
  • Currently appointed Consul General based in Toronto, Canada

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Walter Sisulu University and Masters in Business Administration from University of South Africa (UNISA). She has also completed various Executive Leadership Development Programs, recent one in Singapore in 2019.


Consul-General Fadane under took a Working Provincial visit to British Columbia. During her visit, the CG attended the Vancouver Resources Investment Conference which took place from 29 – 30 January 2023.

The Consul-General also paid a courtesy call to Hon. Bruce Ralston, Minister of Forest and Minister responsible for Consular Corps in B.C.

Both Consul-General Fadane and Minister Ralston discussed political, economic and social ties between South Africa and British Columbia.

The Consul-General also met with members the South African diaspora residing and working in British Columbia.

The meeting with the SA diaspora also included the the South African Film Festival Board of Directors member in BC . The Consul-General and Dr Wendy Royal from SA Film Festival discussed continued collaboration on the 2023 SA Film Festival.

The Consul-General concluded her visit with a meeting with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade to discuss and foster collaboration between the Consulate General and the British Columbia Board of Trade.

The Provincial visit to British Columbia is part of the portfolio of the Consulate-General’s work.


The Consul-General, Ms T Fadane, took part during an event organized by the Consulate General of Netherland on Thursday, November 25th 2021, marking the start of the United Nations’ annual ‘Orange the World’ campaign that runs until December 10th (International Human Rights Day). Under the global theme “End Violence against Women Now!”, the United Nations draws attention to gender-based violence.


The South African Consul General, Ms Thandiwe Fadane paid a courtesy call on the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell.
Date: 29 October 2020.