At the same time, the Foundation will be restructured to ensure its long-term viability.

The Board is convinced that South Africa’s future will depend directly on the country’s ability to uphold the Constitution and to maintain positive race relations – both of which are currently under considerable pressure.  Accordingly, the Foundation will continue with its core activities in support of the Constitution and positive relations between South Africa’s communities.  In addition, it will place greater emphasis on the preservation of FW de Klerk’s legacy and the historic constitutional transformation process in which he was so closely involved.

The proposed changes will take effect on 1 June this year – in time for the celebration of the Foundation’s 20th anniversary on 6 June.

Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation
2 April 2019