Tom de Beer

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Tom de Beer
Chairman of the Afrikaner Broederbond
In office
1993–1994
Preceded byde Lange, J.P.
Succeeded byOrganization changed
Chairman of the Afrikanerbond
In office
1994–2000
Preceded byOrganization started
Succeeded byVenter, F.
Personal details
Born
Thomas Louw de Beer

(1935-05-18)May 18, 1935
NationalitySouth African
Spouse(s)Emmerentia Aletta Lombard
Known forDirector of companies, Afrikaner Broederbond and the Afrikanerbond

Thomas Louw de Beer was a company director in South Africa and the last chairman of the South African secret organization called the Afrikaner Broederbond. After the secrecy was dropped a new organization were founded called the Afrikanerbond. He was the first chairman of the new organization. The Afrikanerbond is today open for any gender and race.

Roots[edit]

De Beer was born on 18 May 1935, to Roelof Adriaan de Beer and Wilhelmina Hendrika Burger. In 1966 he married Emmerentia Aletta Lombard. He obtained a Bcomm degree. He further is a qualified Chartered Accountant, CA (SA), registered at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.[1]

Work life[edit]

He started to work in 1954 as an accountant in Boshof, Orange Free State before he joined Federale Mynbou in 1965. In 1978, he was awarded the position of Chief Financial officer at Gencor Limited.[2] In 1986 he became chairman of Genbel South Africa Limited, an investment company.[3]

During his career he was directors of:

Afrikaner Broederbond[edit]

He became a member in 1963,[13] and was chairman from 1993 to 1994.[14]

Afrikanerbond[edit]

He was chairman from 1994-2000.[14] De Beer was responsible for changing the organization to a non-secret, non-sexist and non-racial organization.[15] He believes that the new organization can play a facilitation role.[16] He felt that Apartheid right wing political parties members (which were not welcome in the old Afrikaner Broederbond) needed to come to terms with reality.[17] De Beer however felt that the Afrikaans language and Christianity, together with cultural norms would remain part of the new organization.

Recognition[edit]

He received the Ellen Kuzwayo Council Award from the University of Johannesburg.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2002" (PDF). Kumba.co.za. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Gencor Ltd". Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Genbel South Africa Ltd". Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Kumba Resources Limited". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  5. ^ "non executive directors". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  6. ^ "ArcelorMitta". Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Trans Natal Coal Corporation". Financial Times. 1978. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Trans Natal Coal Corporation". Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Sappi" (PDF). Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Sappi". Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  11. ^ "(Afrikaans) Jaarverslag (translated: Annual report)" (PDF). Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  12. ^ "MES". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  13. ^ Wilkins, I and Strydom, H. (1978). "Super-Afrikaners". Jonathan Ball Publishers. ISBN 9780868500089.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ a b "100 jr - Bondsraad gedenkblad". Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  15. ^ Brummer, S. (27 September 1996). "Afrikanerbond attemps to adapt to chnege". Mail& Guardian newspaper. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  16. ^ "World: Africa". BBC. 27 August 1999. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  17. ^ Taylor, P. (1 December 1993). "S. African right wingers plan whites only state". Washington Post newspaper. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  18. ^ "2011 annual report" (PDF). Retrieved 4 September 2018.