Consolidated Gold Fields

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Consolidated Gold Fields

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Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

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Description area

Dates of existence

1887-1988

History

Consolidated Gold Fields was a British gold-mining company. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was acquired by Hanson plc in 1988.

Consolidated Gold Fields played a key role in ending apartheid in South Africa; Michael Young, the company's public affairs director embarked on the controversial course of initiating secret discussions between the South African government and the ANC at Mells Park House in the company's estate in Somerset. This ultimately resulted in the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 and the handover of power to majority rule: the events are described in book The Fall of Apartheid by Robert Harvey and the 2009 television film "Endgame".

Places

Republic of South Africa, Africa
United Kingdom

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

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Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

C0102

Institution identifier

GB 1847

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Julia Wylie, October 2016

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Wikipedia . 2016. Consolidated Gold Fields. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consolidated_Gold_Fields. [Accessed 28 October 2016].

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