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Neil Van Heerden

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Neil Van Heerden

Neil Peter Van Heerden

Trustee of UCT


Born 30-07-1939 in East London South Africa

Van Heerden is a Trustee of University of the Western Cape. He has been a Director of Naspers since 1996. He is a former Director-General of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador to the European Union and former Executive Director of the South Africa Foundation (now Business Leadership).



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Current Position(s)


Executive Director | South African Foundation
1996 - present



Council Member | Business Unity South Africa

Previous Position(s)

Independent Non-Executive Director | NASPERS LIMITED
1996 - 2013

Publishing, Printing and Print Media


South African Ambassador | European Communities
Brussels | 1992 - 1996

Director-General | Department of Foreign Affairs | Government of South Africa
Pretoria | 1987 - 1992

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Deputy Director-General | Department of Foreign Affairs | Government of South Africa
1985 - 1987

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South African Ambassador | Federal Republic of Germany
Bonn | 1980 - 1985

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Various positions | Department of Foreign Affairs | Government of South Africa
1975 - 1980

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Vice-Consulate | Department of Foreign Affairs | Government of South Africa
1962 - 1968

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Educational history

Tertiary

Rand Afrikaans University

Awarded in 1999

Honorary Doctor of Literature and Philosophy

Achievements

Awards

Presidential Decoration for Distinguished Service

Paul Harris Fellowship | Rotary Club of Pretoria

Order of Merit | Federal Republic of Germany

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