Names: Vlok, Adriaan
Born: 11 December 1937, Sutherland, Cape Province, South Africa
In summary: finister of Law and Order in South Africa from 1986 to 1991 in the final years of the apartheid era. Also Correctional Services & Deputy Minister of Defence.
Adriaan Vlok was born on 11 December 1937 in Sutherland, Cape Province to Betty Oliver and Nicolaas Vlok. He grew up on a smallholding close to the Orange River, attending Neilerdrift Primary School and Keimoes High School, where he matriculated in 1956. Following three months of military training in Pretoria during 1957, he began work for the Department of Justice in the magistrate’s offices of Keimoes and Upington. Between 1959 and 1966 he served as an under-secretary at the department’s head office in Pretoria. During this time he completed his Dip Proc at the University of Pretoria in 1962.
- Gastrow, S. (1992). Who’s Who in South African Politics, Vol.4, Johannesburg: Ravan, p 320