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Terry Crawford-Browne

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About Terry Crawford-Browne

Terry Crawford-BrowneTerry Crawford-Browne was born in Ireland and grew up in Libya. At 17 he went to the US, joined the military and graduated from the University of Minnesota before leaving for South Africa in 1967.

He returned to the US with his family in 1970 to start a career in banking, but four years later Nedbank recruited him and he came back to South Africa for good. He represented the Anglican Church at the Western Province Council of Churches and the parliamentary defence review. From 1985 until 1993 he advised Dr Allan Boesak and Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the banking sanctions campaign against apartheid.

Currently he chairs the South African affiliate of Economists Allied For Arms Reduction (ECAAR – now EPS). He is the author of Eye on the Money, an exposé of South Africa’s notorious post-democracy arms deal published by Umuzi. He has recently written a sequel, Eye on the Diamond, which is published by Penguin Books and focuses on the diamond trade and its historical and political links.


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