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Tony Leon

Tony Anthony James Leon

South African Ambassador to Argentina


Born 15-12-1956 in Durban South Africa

Tony Leon is currently the South African Ambassador to Argentina. He is the former leader of Opposition party, the Democratic Alliance. Leon was the Leader of the Dempcratic Party that ran in the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994.

Contact details

O: (021) 403-2910


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Tony Leon's Professional details

Current Position(s)


Member of Parliament | Democratic Alliance
1999 - present

Attorney | High Court
South Africa

Previous Position(s)


Leader | Democratic Alliance
2000 - 2007

Leader | Democratic Party
1994 - 2000

Member of Parliament | Democratic Party: National Assembly
1994 - 1999

Member of Parliament | National Assembly | Houghton Constituency
1989 - 1994

Delegate | Democratic Party | Multi-Party Negotiating Forum
World Trade Centre, Kempton Park | 1992 - 1993

Delegate | United Nations Security Council Debate on South Africa
New York | 1992 - 1992


Leader of Opposition | DP & PFP: Johannesburg City Council
1988 - 1989

Lecturer | Law Faculty | University of the Witwatersrand
University of the Witwatersrand | 1986 - 1989

Academia, Education and Training


City Councillor | Johannesburg City Council
1986 - 1989

Visiting Lecturer | Pennsylvania State University
United States of America | 1987 - 1987

Attorney | Edward Nathan & Friedland (Pty) Ltd
1983 - 1986

Organiser | Progressive Party
1974

Educational history

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1983

Bachelor of Law

University of the Witwatersrand

Completed 1980

Bachelor of Arts

Achievements

Awards

One of 'Four Outstanding Young South Africans' finalist

Rare Achievers Finalist | J&B;

Star of the Community | Star Newspaper

Shortlist and nomination

SABC 3's Top 100 Great South Africans List

16th Position

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Book | Jonathan Ball | 1998

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Widely published work | Legal and academic journals and newspapers

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Memberships

SA Institute of Race Relations

Member

Law Society of Gauteng

Member

community

United Nations/World Council of Churches Conference on Human Rights

Delegate, 1991 - 1991

Various City Council Committees and Tribunals

Member, 1986 - 1989

Law Students Council

President, 1981 - 1982

Student Representative Council

Vice-President, 1979 - 1980

Student Representative Council

Member, 1978 - 1980


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