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.
Twenty years ago we South Africans did something truly exceptional.
We are about to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the foundation of our non-racial constitutional democracy.
A core policy directive in the Department of Sport and Recreation’s 2013 White Paper on Sport and Recreation stated that "The racial composition of national teams should not be advocated, nor should National Federations be prescribed to on how they should select their teams. National teams should be selected on merit but transformation should be implemented at school/youth levels to prepare a broad basis of athletes for participation at higher levels in future".
The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) has just published its final policy proposals on land reform titled "Strengthening the Relative Rights of People Working the Land".
This publication is a compendium of speeches presented at the Foundation's annual conference in 2014.
Sunday, 6 April will be the 362nd anniversary of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in the Cape - and of the founding of our mother city - Cape Town.
The preamble to the Constitution sets out succinctly the goals that public leaders should strive to achieve. They include the need:
- to heal the divisions of the past and establish a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights; and
- to improve the quality of life of all citizens and free the potential of each person.
I welcome Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to my speech of 31 January, which dealt, among other topics, with the ANC’s approach to transformation - as embodied in its National Democratic Revolution (NDR).