Brand Fourie

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BornBernardus Gerhardus Fourie
Wolmaransstad, South Africa
DiedJuly 2008 (Age 92)
NationalitySouth African
Member ofLe Cercle

Dr. Bernardus Gerhardus Fourie (or Brand Fourie) was a South African diplomat.


Brand Fourie joined the department South African Department of Foreign Affairs in 1936.

Fourie was an aide to South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts during World War II and attended some of his meetings with UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He attended the 1945 launch of the United Nations with Smuts and contributed to drafting the UN Charter.

He was promoted to director-general of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 1966 until 1983.

In 1985 he retired as South African ambassador to the US.

He chaired the SABC board from 1985 to 1989.

Pik Botha remarked that "He was one of the most remarkable diplomats South Africa ever produced."

Deep political connections

He attended a meeting of Le Cercle in Washington in 1985 as South African ambassador to the US.


Event Participated in

Le Cercle/1985 (Washington)7 January 198510 January 1985US
Washington DC


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