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ARTICLE: RECONCILIATION – AND/OR – TRANSFORMATION?

Judge Jody Kollapen is one of eight candidates who are being interviewed this week by the Judicial Service Commission to fill two vacancies on the Constitutional Court. In the course of his interview he is reported to have said that “in the transition to democracy, South Africans had perhaps focused too much on reconciliation and not enough on transformation.” He added that “reconciliation could not be achieved without transformation – without all South Africans accessing the economy.”

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ARTICLE: HIGH NOON IN SENEKAL

Heritage Day

The long-simmering crisis of farm murders has come to a head following the murder on 1 October of a 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner at a farm outside Paul Roux in the Free State.

Horner’s body was found tied to a pole and the 21-year-old had injuries to the face and neck.

Only two days later police arrested two suspects, Sekola Piet Matlaletsa and Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, in a township near Paul Roux. Blood-stained clothes and shoes were found in their possession.

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SPEECH: THE CENTRALITY OF PROPERTY RIGHTS

It is a great honour for me to address this meeting at this critical time in the evolution of the new South Africa. Some critics now charge that our transition to constitutional democracy 25 years ago was a great mistake and that we should never have surrendered power.  Others claim that we could have negotiated a better deal.  Some think that we could have retained some or other minority veto.

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The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference 2024

The FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference – hosted in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation South Africa.