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.
It is with the greatest sadness that I have received the news that the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town has been suspended.
The FW de Klerk Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Klaus Kotzé as Operations Officer.
Our friends at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation challenged us to participate in the ALS/ MND #IceBucketChallenge. The purpose of the challenge is to raise funds for and awareness around amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)/ Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Our staff accepted the Challenge - which took place at Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront - and pledged a donation of R1000 to Joost van der Westhuizen's J9 Foundation.
Our thanks goes out to our friends at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Foundation for the nomination, and for attending our Challenge to show their support. Thanks also to the V&A Waterfront and Nobel Square, and to Ryan and his wonderful team at Coza Productions for donating their services on the day.
Watch the video of our #IceBucketChallenge HERE
The judgment last week of the Constitutional Court in Renate Barnard raises questions as to whether the foundational value of non-racialism is still applicable to white South Africans.
The following is an edited version of a speech given by FW de Klerk in Hong Kong on 7 September 2014
The current crisis in the Ukraine points to one of the central challenges of the new millennium: the need to ensure the peaceful coexistence of diverse ethnic, religious and linguistic communities within the same country.
In a speech on the evolution for property rights since 1994, FW de Klerk warned Government against taking any action that would destroy the carefully constructed agreements on property rights that are contained in section 25 of the Constitution.
It is with regret that I must inform you that Minister Gugile Nkwinti will not be able to join us today. He told us that he would very much have liked to have been able to address us but, despite his best efforts, was unable to change pre-existing commitments.