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South Africa

Frederik Willem de Klerk (F. W.)

Date of Birth: 18 March 1936
Place of Birth: Johannesburg


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Opposition in flux

FuroreAs a reminder of the racial fragility of the country Ramaphosa's state-of-the-nation speech on 13 February was delayed by more than an hour when the EFF called for former President FW de Klerk to be ejected from the parliamentary public gallery...


Over the rainbow

The 30th anniversary of then-President FW de Klerk's announcement on 2 February 1990 of the release of Nelson Mandela nine days afterwards passed quietly as investors gathered to survey the gloomy prospects for the mining industry at Cape Town's Mining Indaba...


ANC dilemma deepens

HeavyweightsFuture South Africa has the backing of the foundations set up by the late President Nelson Mandela his confidant Ahmed Mohamed 'Kathy' Kathrada who died in March and former ANC leader Oliver Tambo; Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; and three former state presidents FW de Klerk Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe...


Party rivalries grow as Sata ails

The formalities of succession If President Sata were to die in office Vice-President Guy Scott could find himself the first white leader of an independent African nation since South African President FW de Klerk resigned in 1994...


Foreign policy flip-flops

Adding to the picture are elder statesmen such as ex-Presidents Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who all have one foreign policy initiative or another to promote...


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