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 It is the product of almost two decades of research and includes analyses, chronologies, historical documents, and interviews from the apartheid and post-apartheid eras.

Botha, R.F. 'Pik'

1932 -

Botha was South African Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1974 to 1977 and then became South African Ambassador in the USA from 1975 1977. He served as Foreign Minister from 1977 to 1994 and as Minister of Mineral and Energy Affairs in Mandela's cabinet from 1994 to 1996. He was elected leader of the National Party of the Transvaal in 1992 and leader of the National Party in Gauteng 1994-96. He retired from politics on 30 June 1996.

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