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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.

mandela day

In celebration of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, former President De Klerk will be participating in a press event on Friday, 18 July to publicise the upcoming World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

foter-jansenJonathan Jansen is one of our most outspoken and influential academic leaders. From time to time he has taken sensible and courageous decisions in navigating the minefield of transformational politics at his own university, the University of the Free State.

foter- nadine gordimerThe FW de Klerk Foundation has learned with sadness of the death of Nadine Gordimer.

She was a giant of South African literature and was a prominent critic of apartheid before 1994. She continued to be critical of unconstitutional behaviour from any quarter in South Africa and was particularly opposed to any steps that might limit the freedom of the press.

foter - trc documentsIn 1996, Eugene de Kock, the former commanding officer of the C1 counter-insurgency unit of the South African Police, was tried and convicted on 89 charges and sentenced to 212 years in prison.He subsequently applied for amnesty for these crimes from the Amnesty Committee of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

foter-sa-flags-celebrateIn an article that he wrote for Rapport last Sunday, Frans Cronje of the Institute for Race Relations quite rightly warned South Africans to plan for all eventualities.

rural-landThe following press release by AfriBusiness provides a concise analysis of the ANC’s planned legislative assault on property rights. It also includes a practical plan to oppose this threat.

zuma-inaugurationThe central message of President Zuma’s second inaugural address is that, during the next five years, his new government will launch the "second phase of our transition from apartheid to a national democratic society.

fwdk speech smallI would like to thank the University of Haifa most sincerely on behalf of all the recipients of Honorary Doctorates for the honour that has been bestowed on us today. 

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