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Official publications from the FW de Klerk Foundation, in chronological order.


This publication is a compendium of speeches and portions of the Q&A presented at the Foundation's annual conference in 2017. Speakers included: Former President FW de Klerk; Mr Moeletsi Mbeki; Justice Zak Yacoob; Dr Christo Wiese and Ms Ferial Haffajee.

This publication is a compendium of speeches presented at the Foundation's annual conference in 2016. Speakers included: Former President FW de Klerk; Dr Mathews Phosa; Rhoda Kadalie; Flip Buys; Justice Albie Sachs and Dr Fernand de Varennes.

This publication is a compendium of speeches presented at the Foundation's annual conference in 2015. Speakers included: Former President FW de Klerk; Prof Beate Neuss (Deputy Chairperson, KAS); Former President Kgalema Motlanthe; Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi; Lord Robin Renwick of Clifton KCMG.

This publication is a compendium of speeches presented at the Foundation's conference on the future of property rights, held on 27 August 2014. Speakers included: Former President FW de Klerk; Dr Anthea Jeffery (SAIRR); Adv Martin Brassey; Dr Theo de Jager (AgriSA); Dawie Roodt (Efficient Group).

This publication is a compendium of speeches presented at the Foundation's annual conference in 2014. Speakers included: Former President FW de Klerk; Prof Francois Venter (Research Fellow and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, NWU); Dr Theuns Eloff (Vice Chancellor, NWU); Herman Mashaba (Chairman, Free Market Foundation and Chairman, Lephatsi Investments); Colin Coleman (Partner, Managing Director, and Head Investment Banking Division, Sub Saharan Africa, Goldman Sachs).

Conference to Commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the Speech to Parliament that Opened the Way to South Africa’s Constitutional Transformation

FW de Klerk dedicated his presidency (from September 1989 to May 1994) to the final eradication of apartheid and to the establishment of a non-racial constitutional democracy that would extend full political and civil rights to all South Africans. His efforts, and those of political leaders from across the political spectrum, culminated the 1993 interim Constitution and the 1996 Constitution. It is accordingly ironic that he is routinely tagged by unthinking media as South Africa’s “last apartheid president.” This is the equivalent of calling Abraham Lincoln the United States’ “last slavery president”.

On Saturday, 2 February 2013, the FW de Klerk Foundation hosted a successful conference at the Protea Hotel President in Bantry Bay, Cape Town. Themed “Uniting Behind the Constitution” and held in conjunction with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the conference was well attended by members of the public and a large press contingent. The speakers included thought leaders from civil society, business, academia and politics.

The ANC Policy Proposals within the Framework of the National Democratic Revolution.
Address by John Kane-Berman, Executive Director, South African Institute of Race Relations, to the FW de Klerk Foundation Conference on National Policy at the Crossroads Johannesburg Country Club 25 July 2012

The FW de Klerk Foundation hosted a successful conference on 2 February 2012 at the Protea President Hotel in Bantry Bay, Cape Town, in celebration of the 22nd anniversary of FW de Klerk’s speech that initiated South Africa’s constitutional transformation process.

Book: The FW de Klerk Foundation decided to dedicate its second 2 February conference this year to the theme of the things that unite us as South Africans. In doing so, it is not our intention to pretend that there are not many issues that still divide us - or that South Africa is not faced with enormous challenges and problems. None of us can escape the reality of continuing inequality; massive unemployment; dismal educational performance; service delivery problems, crime and corruption. We cannot avoid these realities because they confront us every time we open a newspaper or watch the evening news or sit down to dinner with our friends.

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

A record of the twenty years since FW de Klerk’s speech of 2 February 1990 that changed South Africa...

The nine days between 2 February and 11 February 1990 have become the defining moment for the beginning of the transformation of South Africa.
They began with President F W de Klerk’s speech to Parliament in which he announced the unbanning of the ANC and other proscribed parties and opened the door to constitutional negotiations. They culminated with Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February. In his speech President De Klerk made the following announcements: “The prohibition of the African National Congress, the Pan Africanist Congress, the South African Communist Party and a number of subsidiary organisations is being rescinded.”

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

The Quarterly Newsletter of the FW de Klerk Foundation

By Frouwien Bosman
May 2007
Purpose of the document: • Survey of existing policy with regard to land reform. • Survey of proposed policy changes and pressure on the principle of “willing buyer, willing seller”. • Contextualisation of the reform process and evaluation of the suitability of existing policy and proposed policy changes. • Proposals for a sustainable approach to land reform.

May 2005
South Africa‟s Department of Trade and Industries defines Black Economic Empowerment as follows: “BEE is an integrated and coherent socio-economic process that directly contributes to the economic transformation of South Africa and brings about significant increases in the number of black people that manage, own and control the country‟s economy, as well as significant decreases in income inequalities...

By Prof Pierre du Toit - Department of Political Science, University of Stellenbosch
August 2004
South Africa's first decade was marked by the successful democratic transformation of our constitutional system. During this period we consolidated our young democracy; we held three free national elections and witnessed the seamless transfer of office from President Mandela to President Mbeki.

 
 
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