Latest News

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.

DWS smallIn an article in Tuesday's Media24 publications Max du Preez states that Dylann Roof, accused of killing nine black worshippers in Charleston, S. Carolina, “shares apartheid’s ideology.” Du Preez goes on to say that Barend Strydom’s random killing of seven black South Africans in 1989 made him think “that his (Roof’s) identification with apartheid wasn’t so inappropriate after all.”

This inescapably creates the impression that the wanton killing of black people was somehow an integral aspect of the ideology of apartheid.

fwdk speech smallFor the past 60 years one of the main preoccupations of well-meaning people and organisations in the West has been their concern over Third World poverty and their determination to promote a more equal distribution of planetary wealth.

The vehicle they usually chose to achieve this worthy goal was foreign aid.

magna carta800 years ago, on 15 June 1215, in a plashy meadow beside the River Thames in England, an event took place that would deeply affect the constitutional future - not only of the English people - but of countries throughout the world, including South Africa. On that day King John was forced by his barons to sign the Magna Carta - a document that introduced for the first time the notion that kings - and by extension governments - are ultimately subject to the Rule of Law.

sacp logoEvery now and then it is necessary to summon up the fortitude to read what the SACP is saying to its own support base in the Alliance. It was in this spirit that I recently delved into the 3 100 word message of Jeremy Cronin, the SACP’s 1st Deputy General Secretary, to the National Union of Mineworkers 15th National Congress.

secret smlNiël Barnard's autobiography, Secret Revolution, provides an interesting insight into the secret negotiations between Nelson Mandela and the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in 1988/89 that helped prepare the way to the constitutional transformation of South Africa. 

Barnard tells us how he established the NIS despite the opposition of the state's other intelligence agencies.

He also reveals the substantial role that NIS played in establishing secret ties with a number of African governments - often without the knowledge of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

autism wc smlOn Monday, 8 June 2015, the FW de Klerk Foundation's Executive Director, Dave Steward, paid a visit to the offices of Autism Western Cape, a beneficiary of the Foundation's international donor support programme.

Through this programme, the Foundation is able to channel funds to local organisations making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people and children.

woodside smlOn Monday, 8 June 2015, the FW de Klerk Foundation's Executive Director, Dave Steward, visited Woodside Special Care Centre, another worthy beneficiary of the FW de Klerk Foundation's international donor support programme. 

Through this programme, the Foundation is able to channel funds to local organisations making a difference in the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people and children.

fwdk butheleziMy dear friend, Prince Buthelezi, members of Inkatha, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a great honour for me to be able to say a few words during this commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Inkatha Freedom Party.

Inkatha grew from roots deep in the culture of the Zulu people. It takes its inspiration from an organisation first created in 1920 by King Solomon kaDinizulu. It derives its name from the traditional ‘inkatha’ head ring - which includes thatch taken from the dwellings of all the great Zulu indunas and thereby signifies the unity of the Zulu people.

Contact Us

phone

PHONE: +27 (0) 21 930 36 22
FAX: +27 (0) 21 930 38 98

email E-MAIL: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
address PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
Zeezicht Building, Tygerberg Park, 
163 Uys Krige Drive, Plattekloof, 
Cape Town, 7500, South Africa
  POSTAL ADDRESS: 
P.O. Box 15785, Panorama, 7506, South Africa

Newsletter Sign-up

Newsletter

Stay informed of developments that affect the Constitution, including draft legislation.