The FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2023

The FW de Klerk Foundation and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung recently held their 2023 Annual Conference, ‘Defending the Constitution’ at the President Hotel in Cape Town.

Commemorating the 33rd anniversary of the speech by FW de Klerk that initiated South Africa’s constitutional transformation process, it focused on the role that journalists, Chapter Nine Institutions, NGOs and the Courts have played to this end – and the part that they will continue to play in the future in ensuring that South Africa remains a constitutional democracy.

Watch the highlights video to hear some comments from our esteemed speakers, including Adriaan Basson (Editor-in-Chief of News24); Adv Paul Hoffman (SC) (Director of Accountability Now – Ifaisa); Lawson Naidoo (Executive Secretary of The Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC)); Prof Hugh Corder (Professor Emeritus of Public Law at the University of Cape Town) and Moeletsi Mbeki (Chairman of the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)).