About this site

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Louw, Eugene

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Eugene Louw spent 20 years in political life. He was the Nationalist Party MP for Durbanville, and later became MP for Paarl.

His first ministerial appointment was as Minister of Home Affairs in the Nationalist government, a post he held until 1991. He held the position of Minister of Defence from 1992 to 1993.

He retired completely from politics and public life in 1994, taking up his previous profession as a lawyer, practicing in Durbanville, near Cape Town.

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