The FW de Klerk Foundation writes regular articles on topical issues, supports language and cultural rights and participates in the national debate on racial and cultural issues. The Foundation also promotes communication by holding conferences and workshops.
In a speech in Stellenbosch on 9 March, FW de Klerk said that the Woordfees provided “evidence of the vitality of Afrikaans as the language in which seven million South Africans of all races think, speak, create and dream”.
It is a great pleasure for me to be able to participate in this year’s Woordfees.
Many South Africans were charmed by the more conciliatory tone that President Zuma adopted in his response last week during to the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate.
International Mother Language Day, proclaimed in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is the occasion to celebrate linguistic diversity.
11 February 1990 was certainly one of the turning points in South Africa’s modern history.
Madam Mayor, honourable Councillors, ladies, gentlemen and dear friends...
On behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung I would like to warmly welcome you to this event today.
I am very honoured to follow two former Presidents and also Prince Buthelezi, all of them leaders of different political persuasions, all of whom I admire. And I am very pleased to count all three as personal friends.