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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Whitehead, John

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John Whitehead was born in South Africa and educated at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

He moved into personnel in 1984 at the Ford Motor Company, and about a year and a half later went to De Beers Consolidated Mines in the Northern Cape, and then went to Dorbel in the Eastern Cape which is the largest private company in the metal industry, then employing some 30,000 employees. His interest is industrial relations.

This resource is hosted by the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, but was compiled and authored by Padraig O’Malley. Return to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory site.