This is where we stand:  Deeply under the impression of our responsibility.  Humble in the face of the tremendous challenges ahead.  Determined to move forward in faith and with conviction.

FW de Klerk

The Legacy of FW de Klerk

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FW de Klerk became acting State President of South Africa on 15 August 1989 after the resignation of his predecessor, President PW Botha. He served as State President from his inauguration on 20 September 1989 until the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela on 10 May 1994.

Notable Presidency Achievements:

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FW de Klerk became acting State President of South Africa on 15 August 1989 after the resignation of his predecessor, President PW Botha. He served as State President from his inauguration on 20 September 1989 until the inauguration of President Nelson Mandela on 10 May 1994. 

His presidency was notable, primarily, for the following achievements: 

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 BOOKS BY FW DE KLERK

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FW DE KLERK THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY

“The Last Trek – A New Beginning”

FW de Klerk’s autobiography – published by Macmillan, London, in 1999 and by Human & Rousseau, the same year in Afrikaans. The latest paperback edition of the book is available at the FW de Klerk Foundation.

The latest paperback edition of the book is available at the FW de Klerk Foundation.

“Letters to Nelson Mandela”

Imaginary letters from FW de Klerk to Nelson Mandela – published in French by Debats Publics in Paris in 2019.  Available from Editions Débats Publics, 28, rue Bayard – 75008 Paris, France.

Available from Editions Débats Publics, 28, rue Bayard – 75008 Paris, France.