DIALOGUE AND CO-OPERATION
CONFERENCES, DIALOGUES AND ROUNDTABLES
Since its inception, the FW de Klerk Foundation has promoted and participated in dialogue and discussions relating to constitutional issues.
It has done so through its annual conferences; its conferences on national issues and the many roundtable meetings
that it has hosted over the years.
The FW de Klerk Annual Conference 2023 Highlights The FW de Klerk Foundation and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung recently held their 2023 Annual Conference, ‘Defending the Constitution’ at the
SPEECH: ACCOMMODATING DIVERSITY IN A SHRINKING WORLD – THE MAIN CHALLENGE TO PEACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
It is a great honour for me to address you in this beautiful church. The Frauenkirche is a symbol of the victory of faith and peace over the brutality and destruction of war. It was rebuilt and reconsecrated after it had been destroyed in one of the most dreadful episodes in a dreadful war. It stands as an indomitable symbol of mankind’s ability to resurrect the best qualities of our civilization from the ruins and ashes of the worst.
We are privileged to have with us today a number of eminent South Africans who are very well-qualified to address various aspects of our conference today. Judge Yacoob will give us his assessment of where we stand with regard to constitutionality; Moeletsi Mbeki and Christo Wiese will provide perspectives on governance – particularly with regard to the economy. Our goal will be to consider “The Constitution and Governance in South Africa” and to ask whether these are now “at another crossroads?”