Official publications from the FW de Klerk Foundation, in chronological order.
By Prof Pierre du Toit - Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch
South Africa's first decade was marked by the successful democratic transformation of our constitutional system. During this period we consolidated our young democracy; we held three free national elections and witnessed the seamless transfer of office from President Mandela to President Mbeki.
By Prof Hennie Strydom - Faculty of Law, Rand Afrikaans University
This study follows on one undertaken in 2001 which documents the results of a survey of the major international instruments dealing with minority rights protection, an issue which has gained tremendous prominence in the national and international political and legal agendas of the post-war period.
By Deon Geldenhuys and Johann Rossouw
In the post cold war era community conflicts have emerged as the single most serious threat to peace. Of the 27 notable conflicts that afflicted the world last year, 25 were within countries between communities – and not between countries. Most of these conflicts, in turn, had their roots in the inability of ethnic, cultural or religious communities to coexist peacefully. Tensions between communities within the same societies most often arise when such communities believe that their core interests are being threatened or that their basic rights are being ignored. Such tensions are aggravated when the communities in question are also minorities, and are, or feel, powerless to secure what they perceive to be their reasonable interests through democratic means.