Andries Petrus Treurnicht

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Andries Petrus Treurnicht

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        Dates of existence

        19 February 1921 – 22 April 1993

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        Andries Petrus Treurnicht, a prominent South African politician, held several significant roles during his lifetime. Born in Piketberg, Cape Province, he initially worked as a journalist and excelled in rugby. After completing his education, including a Doctorate in Political Philosophy, he entered the Dutch Reformed Church. Treurnicht was a staunch supporter of Afrikaner nationalism and apartheid. His political career included leadership of the Conservative Party and serving as Leader of the Opposition until his passing

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        Leader of the Conservative Party

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        In office 1982–1993

        Leader of National Party in Transvaal

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        In office 1978–1982

        Deputy Minister of Education and Training

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        In office 1978–1979

        South African Member of Parliament

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        In office 1971–1993

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        • Afrikaans
        • English

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