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.
Many South Africans were charmed by the more conciliatory tone that President Zuma adopted in his response last week during to the State of the Nation (SONA) Debate.
International Mother Language Day, proclaimed in 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), is the occasion to celebrate linguistic diversity.
11 February 1990 was certainly one of the turning points in South Africa’s modern history.
Madam Mayor, honourable Councillors, ladies, gentlemen and dear friends...
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.