| Brand Fourie |
|Born||Bernardus Gerhardus Fourie|
Wolmaransstad, South Africa
|Died||July 2008 (Age 92)|
|Member of||Le Cercle|
"One of the most remarkable diplomats South Africa ever produced"
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 1985||10 January 1985||US|
|4 day meeting of Le Cercle in Washington exposed after Joel Van der Reijden discovered the attendee list for this conference and published it online in 2011|
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