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.
The FW de Klerk Foundation would like to congratulate the winners of the 25 Years Later essay competition.
Language of instruction is a key issue at the heart of debate in most multilingual countries.
On 1 May, South Africa will once again celebrate Workers’ Day - although, in truth, there is nothing to celebrate.
I am disturbed by the call of the SACP and COSATU for the expulsion of the Israeli Ambassador following Israel’s refusal to grant Minister Blade Nzimande a visa to hold discussions with the Palestinian authorities in Ramallah.
Race relations in South Africa are more fractious now than they have been at any time since 1994.
Current developments on the campuses of NWU, Stellenbosch and UCT are raising core questions, not only about the future of our universities, but also about the nature of our multicultural society.
In a speech in Stellenbosch on 9 March, FW de Klerk said that the Woordfees provided “evidence of the vitality of Afrikaans as the language in which seven million South Africans of all races think, speak, create and dream”.
It is a great pleasure for me to be able to participate in this year’s Woordfees.