Historically Significant Speeches

View FW de Klerk's most historically significant speeches, in chronological order.

Speech to commemorate the 20th anniversary of FW de Klerk's speech to Parliament on 2 February 1990

Afrikaans 'n honderd jaar na die stigting van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns

South Africa and the rule of law

The Role Of The Cape Town Club In The Celebration Of Diversity

Principles of forgiveness and reconciliation

Speech in reaction to the 1994 election results

Presentation of the Nobel Peace Prize

Results of referendum

Introductory comments during first session of CODESA

The speech that opened the door to constitutional negotiations

Debate regarding the address of the Acting State President as new leader of the National Party

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