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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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Meiring, Kobus

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Meiring matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch in 1952 and subsequently graduated with a BComm (1955) and LLB (1957) at Stellenbosch University.

His business career was as follows:

Ø     Trust Bank (legal adviser) 1958 - 1960

Ø     KWV (secretary) 1960 - 1966

Ø     SASKO (General Manager) 1966 - 1981

Ø     Directorships: Boland Bank, SA Perm.

Political career:

Ø     Paarl Town Council 1972 - 1974

Ø     Cape Provincial Council 1974 -1981

Ø     Parliament 1981 - 1989

Ø     Deputy Mininister Foreign Affairs 1986 - 1989

Ø     Administrator Cape Prov 1989 - 1994

Ø     Minister Western Cape 1994 - 1999 (Finance, Environmental Affairs, Planning, etc.)

He married Bettie Vivier in 1959 and has three children and nine grandchildren.

Today he is retired and lives in Sea Point.

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