Story: South Africans

Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin

Race Relations Conciliator Gregory Fortuin

With a mixed racial African and Afrikaner background, Gregory Fortuin, shown here in 2001, grew up near Cape Town. Classified as a ‘coloured’, he experienced discrimination under the apartheid regime. He took his family to live in Australia in 1986, and arrived in New Zealand in 1991. He was New Zealand’s race relations conciliator from 2001 to 2002.

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Reference: 7 April 2001
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Carl Walrond, 'South Africans - Settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015