Roland Darroll

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Alma materUniversity of Cape Town, University of South Africa
Interests • Brazzaville Protocol
• New York Accords

Roland Darroll is a South African attorney experienced in Commercial, Corporate, Contract and Consumer Rights Law and has been employed at Darrolls Attorneys since 2002.[1]

Government service


At the South African Department of Minerals and Energy from June 1994 to July 1997, Roland Darroll was in the private office of the Minister of Minerals and Energy Affairs, Pik Botha, and went on ministerial visits to Peru, Iran, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Germany, the United States, Mexico and Egypt.


Previously, at the South African Department of Foreign Affairs from February 1978 to May 1994, Roland Darroll held the following positions:

1) Director on the personal staff of successive Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Pik Botha and, briefly, Alfred Nzo);

2) Consul General, Milan: Head of Consulate General, Milan, (23 staff) with jurisdiction over Northern Italy, one of the top three economic zones in Europe. Co-founded Italo-South African Chamber of Commerce;

3) Head, Media Liaison, Pretoria: aide in national delegations to Havana, Brazzaville, Luanda, Cairo & Windhoek at South Africa/ Cuba/ Angola peace negotiations & Joint Commission meetings on the Namibian question;

4) Personal Aide to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ron Miller; and,

5) Counsellor, London & Rome Embassies.[2]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Lucky Escapees from Pan Am Flight 103Article20 October 2018Christopher NicholsonIn this article, Judge Nicholson analyses in forensic detail conflicting claims that former foreign minister Pik Botha had been booked to travel on the doomed Pan Am Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, on 21 December 1988. The Judge's analysis concludes by asking whether UN Commissioner for Namibia Bernt Carlsson "was not the real target of those who put the bomb on Pan Am 103."
Document:South Africa Minister Denies Knowing Of Lockerbie BombAbstract12 November 1994David TuckerHaving confirmed that South African foreign minister Pik Botha and his 22-strong party had been booked on Pan Am Flight 103 but switched flights after arriving early in London from Johannesburg, spokesman Roland Darroll said: "The minister is flattered by the allegation of near-omniscience."
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