Nazley Khan Sharif

azley Khan Sharif has been in politics for 13 years and has held a public position in the government for 8 years. Nazley Sharif is currently a Member of Parliament in the Republic of South Africa, focusing on gender, specifically gender-based violence, as an issue driving the inclusion of all groups and calling the Executive to account as an opposition MP.

Nazley has served in both the opposition and the government, and she has worked in the gender area since gaining office, collaborating with numerous women and youth organizations, non-governmental organizations, and stakeholders through public involvement.

Nazley has held several political leadership positions in various organizations of her political party and has extensive experience establishing and managing political structures, working in elections, and conducting policy analysis.

Nazley Sharif has a master’s honors degree in political studies from the University of the Witwatersrand and will graduate from the Georgia State University Public Management Course in 2021.

Nazley has also recently established the Safe Space RSA NGO, which strives to provide and build safe spaces for women and members of the LGBTIQA+ community who are victims of violence and abuse. Nazley is dedicated to creating a society that is inclusive, fair, and equitable for all people.

Nazley Sharif intends to broaden her experience, education, and influence in government after completing the African Leadership Network’s Women in Leadership Program, working with world leaders and organizations to achieve a more just society.

Our mission and vision


The network’s mission is to support and empower political parties, organisations, networks, think tanks and individuals, to grow their support, to increase their influence on politics and implement policies of good governance when in government.

In partnership with our members and strategic partners, the network advocates for values of freedom and the individual choice of association across the continent by:

• Championing Liberal policy solutions to Africa’s challenges;

• Capacitating Liberal Democratic member parties with innovative skills, necessary to win elections and lead governments; 

Providing a platform for like-minded advocates of good governance, to network and share experience, skills and ideas;

All members of the network are bound by statutory obligations affirming allegiance to ensure the freedoms and dignity of all people, through establishing political and civil rights, upholding the rule of law, supporting democratic governance based on free and fair elections with peaceful transition, ensuring religious, gender and minority rights, fighting corruption and supporting economic freedom, regional integration and free trade opportunities, like the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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