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.
REMARKS BY FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK AT THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
We South Africans are fortunate to have such a rich paleontological history.
ARTICLE: NZIMANDE’S PLAN TO IMPOSE LANGUAGE UNIFORMITY ON OUR UNIVERSITIES
According to a statement made by the Minister of Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, during his budget debate earlier this week, "… we no longer have Afrikaans or Zulu or Tswana universities. All our universities are South African universities and must serve all the people of this country."
STATEMENT: MANDELA DAY 2014
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.
ARTICLE: PROFESSOR JONATHAN JANSEN’S ACCUSATION THAT RIGHT-WING AFRIKANERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF THE LATE PROF RUSSEL BOTMAN
Jonathan 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.
STATEMENT: DEATH OF NADINE GORDIMER
The 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.
STATEMENT: COMMENT ON EUGENE DE KOCK’S PAROLE
In 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.
ARTICLE: DON’T FORGET "PLAN A"
In 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.
STATEMENT: AFRIBUSINESS FIVE-POINT PLAN TO COMBAT PROPERTY RIGHTS CRISIS
The 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.