FW de Klerk Foundation Property Rights for ALL South Africans Conference Image Gallery
On Friday, 14 July, the FW de Klerk Foundation, supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Africa (KAS), hosted a conference on property rights at The Bryanston Country Club in Johannesburg.
Karl Marx said that the definition of communism is very simple: it is the abolition of private property. The ANC, in its Strategy and Tactics document, says that property ownership and relations are at the centre of all social systems. Many other commentators have held that one cannot have a free and successful society without property rights.
Human Rights Report Card Event Gallery
The FW de Klerk Foundation hosted an event to review its annual Human Rights Report Card.
The Report considers the manner in which the State is meeting its obligations in terms of section 7(2) of the Constitution to respect, promote and fulfill the rights in the Bill of Rights. It also takes into account the foundational values in section 1 of the Constitution and – in particular – adherence to the rule of law and the supremacy of the Constitution on which all the rights in the Bill of Rights ultimately depend.
FW de Klerk Foundation: 2023 Annual Conference
The FW de Klerk Foundation and Konrad Adenauer Foundation are proud to have presented this year’s FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Conference at The President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town on 2 February.
The conference focused on the theme of “Defending the Constitution”, and was described by Gregor Jaecke, SA Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, as an opportunity “to reset our sights from the political trenches to the political heights this country is capable of.”
Inaugural FW de Klerk Memorial Lecture
We were pleased with the turnout at the Inaugural FW de Klerk Memorial Lecture, which took place on 11 November 2022 at The Westin Hotel in Cape Town. It was a pleasure and privilege for the Foundation to have Lord Renwick of Clifton KCMG, former British Ambassador to South Africa, as the keynote speaker at the event and present him with the FW de Klerk Memorial Lecture award on the night.
FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Gala Dinner 2017
On Wednesday, 1 February 2017, the FW de Klerk Foundation hosted its Annual Gala Dinner, in commemoration of former President De Klerk’s historic 2 February 1990 speech. Guests watched a presentation outlining the Foundation’s activities for the year, with the Loyal Toast delivered by Mayor Patricia de Lille.
FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Gala Dinner 2015
This year’s Gala Dinner marked 25 years since former President FW de Klerk delivered his historic 2 February 1990 speech to Parliament. Highlights of the Gala Dinner included the presentation of the 5th FW de Klerk Goodwill Award to Afrika Tikkun, the announcement of new Chairman for the FW de Klerk Foundation and wonderful toasts by Pieter-Dirk Uys and Mayor Patricia de Lille.
FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Gala Dinner 2014
This year’s gala dinner – held in celebration of the 24th Anniversary of FW de Klerk’s Speech in Parliament – was themed: “South Africa at 20: The Need for Real Transformation”. Highlights of the evening included awarding the FW de Klerk Goodwill Award to Mr Patrice Motsepe, performances by the Gugulethu Tenors and a charity auction by Ariella Kuper of Clear Asset.
Nedbank South African Charity Golf Day 2013
Former president FW de Klerk is the patron of the annual Nedbank South African Charity Golf day. This year’s event took place on 13 September 2013, at Foxhills Golf Club in Surrey.
Smart ID Card Handover
On 24 July 2013, Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor, visited former president FW de Klerk to hand over his new Smart ID card. This follows the official launch, which took place on 18 July.
Mandela Day 2013
In keeping with this year’s theme of: “Take action; inspire change; make every day a Mandela Day”, staff of the FW de Klerk Foundation donated their 67 minutes to ATKV AbbAsorg, a community project in Cloetesville, Stellenbosch.
Lecture at Singapore Management University (SMU)
On 25 March 2013, former president FW de Klerk was invited to speak at SMU as part of the Ho Rih Hwa Leadership in Asia Public Lecture Series.
FW de Klerk Foundation Annual Gala Dinner 2013
On Saturday, 2 February 2013, the FW de Klerk Foundation hosted their annual Gala Dinner, in commemoration of the 23rd anniversary of FW de Klerk’s historic speech, which opened the way to South Africa’s constitutional transformation.
FW de Klerk receives Oxford Afrikaanse Skoolwoordeboek
On Monday, 17 September 2012, former president FW de Klerk received a special edition of Oxford University Press’s new Afrikaanse Skoolwoordeboek.
FW de Klerk speaks at MEDEF
On 30 August 2012, former president FW de Klerk addressed MEDEF Summer University in Paris.
FW de Klerk pays a visit to Accra, Ghana
On 27 August 2012, FW de Klerk delivered a speech to the Institute of Economic Affairs in Accra, Ghana.
National Policy at the Crossroads Conference
On Wednesday, 25 July 2012, the FW de Klerk Foundation hosted a full-day conference in order to consider specific policy recommendations that emerged from the recent ANC Policy Conference.
Uniting Behind the Constitution Conference
On Saturday, 2 February 2012, the FW de Klerk Foundation hosted its annual conference in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The full-day conference featured a number of prominent speakers, including Mr Sipho Pityana, chairman of CASAC, and advocate Jeremy Gauntlett.