Basil Hersov

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Person.png Basil Hersov PrabookRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician, banker, deep state operative?)
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BornBasil Edward Hersov
18 August 1926
NationalitySouth African
ChildrenRobert B. Hersov
Member ofLe Cercle, The 1001 Club
"A man with considerable influence". Banker, Le Cercle, Patron of The Institute Of Directors in Southern Africa

Employment.png Chairman

Dates unknown
EmployerFirst National Bank

Employment.png Chairman

In office
1983 - 1991
EmployerBarclays South Africa
Succeeded byCarl Johan Åberg

Basil E. Hersov has been described as "a man with considerable influence". Like a number of other Cercle attendees, his name has been connected to arms deals.[1]


Hersov has held a number of positions at or near the top of large companies in South Africa. He was, for example, executive chairman of the Anglovaal mining group,[2] chairperson of FNB, Chairman of Barclays South Africa and member of President Thabo Mbeki's economic advisory panel.[1]

BAE Arms deals

Basil E. Hersov started FTNSA Consulting, a company registered in the West Indies, which has been suggested as a beneficiary from arms dealing. Agreements with him “allow access to the very top”, according to BAE documents quoted by the the UK's Serious Fraud Office.[1]

Deep political connections

He attended Le Cercle in South Africa in 1984.[2]

Hersov is a patron of the The Institute Of Directors in Southern Africa.[3]

Named honorary colonel South African Air Force, 1985.[4]


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1984 (Capetown)12 January 198415 January 1984Stellenbosch
South Africa
4 day meeting of Le Cercle in Capetown exposed after Joel Van der Reijden discovered the attendee list for this conference and published it online in 2011