Le Cercle/1984 (Capetown)

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1984 Cercle Meeting namelist 1.jpg
Page 1 of the leaked namelist
Date12 January 1984 - 15 January 1984
LocationStellenbosch,  Capetown,  South Africa
ParticipantsWilliam Roth, Steven Symms, Frances Stockdale Symms, Pat Balestreri, Jim Lucier, Robert M. McKinney, Donald Jameson, Ian Butterfield, Julian Amery, John Wodehouse, John Killick, Frank Steele, Brian Crozier, Nicholas Elliott, Robert J. Hanks, Philippe Malaud, Monique Garnier-Lançon, Francis Lacoste, Werner Marx, Peter Petersen, Hans Graf Huyn, Rosemary Huyn, Franz Josef Bach, Jost Pfeiffer, Peter Jungen, Rolf Gärtner, Aline Griffith, Jaime Nogueira Pinto, Evo Fernandes, Pierre Joannon, Peter van der Byl, Enrique Gomez-Hurtado, Robert du Plooy, Giulia du Plooy, Charles Alan 'Pop' Fraser, Gavin W. H. Relly, Basil Hersov, Dirk Hertzog, Charles Fincham, Theodore Shackley, Tim Spicer, Philippe de Villiers, Pierre de Villiers
Description4 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

Le Cercle held a meeting in Stellenbosch,[1] Cape Town in January 1984.


Page 2

In 2011 Joel Van der Reijden discovered the attendee list for this conference among the papers of Monique Garnier-Lançon at Stanford University, and published it online in 2011.[2] A report in Afrikaans about the meeting was posted online in 2017.[3]


See the documents.[2]


The farm estate and hotel Lanzerac (in 2011)

Some of the guests were placed in the Lanzerac Wine Estate and hotel,[4], while "the more prominent guests" were placed in the Fleur du Cap Wine Estate.

During the Apartheid era, several leaders of the Stellenbosch University (like Hendrik Bernardus Thom and Pieter Willem Botha) were also key members of the deep state Afrikaner Broederbond which controlled South Africa.


Known Participants

34 of the 43 of the participants already have pages here:

Julian AmeryMI6, deep politician who chaired Le Cercle for several years.
Franz Josef BachA leading German member of the Cercle, who organised the 1982 meeting in Wildbad Kreuth.
Ian ButterfieldSpooky MICC consultant, Le Cercle
Peter van der BylSpooky Rhodesian politician
Brian CrozierArch espionage insider who founded his own intelligence agency
Nicholas ElliottA key spook with a wide range of connections.
Charles FinchamLe Cercle.
Monique Garnier-LançonDeep state operative whose papers lead to a major exposure of Le Cercle. French convenor of Le Cercle in the first half of the 1980s.
Enrique Gomez-HurtadoCercle regular. "One of the best bootlicker[s] of Bush"
Aline GriffithUS born Spanish spook who was a regular attender at Le Cercle in the 1980s.
Rolf GärtnerUnknown Cercle attendee.
Robert J. HanksCercle regular, rear admiral,Cold War hardliner
Basil Hersov"A man with considerable influence". Banker, Le Cercle, Patron of The Institute Of Directors in Southern Africa
Hans Graf HuynGerman deep politician who attended Le Cercle
Donald JamesonAttended multiple Cercle meetings and worked for the CIA. Vice-president of the Jamestown Foundation
Pierre JoannonHistorian invited to the 1984 meeting of Le Cercle in Bonn
Peter JungenAt least 4 visits to Le Cercle... Personal assistant to Otto Wolff von Amerongen
John KillickSpooky UK diplomat
Francis LacosteFrench diplomat and visitor to Le Cercle
James LucierCercle attendee, "inside man in the skunk works," as he calls himself, or Lucifer as others sometimes refer to him.
Philippe MalaudLe Cercle, French diplomat
Werner MarxSpooky German politician, Le Cercle, Psychological warfare specialist, later leader of the parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee
Robert McKinneyIndiana Businessman who attended Le Cercle in 1983, 1984 and 1985
Peter PetersenGerman politician from the CDU who attended the January 1984 Le Cercle meeting.
Jost PfeifferGerman industrialist who attended Le Cercle in 1983
Robert du PlooySouth African deep state operative/diplomat who attended Le Cercle in South Africa in 1984.
Gavin W. H. RellySouth African businessman and chairman of Anglo American. He was also private secretary to Harry Oppenheimer.
William RothSpooky US lawyer, Le Cercle
Theodore ShackleyA key member of the US deep state, involved in a huge list of deep events from the JFK assassination, Iran Contra, Arms for Libya and possibly also 9-11
Tim SpicerUK soldier and arms dealer. Founded Sandline International, former CEO of Aegis Defence Services
Frank SteeleAn MI6 officer with African connections who opened contacts with the IRA in the early 1970s. He later moved into banking and attended more than one meeting of Le Cercle.
Steven SymmsUS politician who attended Le Cercle in 1984 in South Africa with his first wife, Frances Stockdale Symms.
Philippe de VilliersFrench Cercle diplomat
Pierre de VilliersFrench Cercle soldier
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