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.
On behalf of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung I would like to warmly welcome you to this event today.
I am very honoured to follow two former Presidents and also Prince Buthelezi, all of them leaders of different political persuasions, all of whom I admire. And I am very pleased to count all three as personal friends.
Except for one, I have never missed any of the anniversaries of 2 February 1990 when Mr De Klerk made that major speech which put us where we are today.
A quarter of a century has passed since 2 February 1990 when I rose in Parliament to make the announcements that would change South Africa forever.
Thank you for the honour to address this seminal event: ‘the 25 Years since 2 February 1990, a Quarter Century of Building and Defending Non-Racial Constitutional Democracy’.
In July last year, FW de Klerk informed the Board of the FW de Klerk Foundation that he had decided to step down from the Chairmanship of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
The FW de Klerk Foundation is delighted to announce that its Board has decided to present the 5th annual FW de Klerk Goodwill Award to Afrika Tikkun.
The FW de Klerk Foundation welcomes the decision of the City of Cape Town to rename Table Bay Boulevard in honour of FW de Klerk.