Today in history: Whites-only referendum results announced

By Drum Digital
17 March 2015

President F.W. de Klerk announced the results of the Whites-only referendum held to determine white people’s support for the reform process he started in February 1990.

Date: 17 March, 1992

On 17 March, 1992, Surprisingly, the majority of Afrikaans-speaking Whites gave their approval of the negotiations process.  Analysts estimated that 62 per cent to Afrikaans-speaking as compared to 79 percent English-speaking South Africans voted yes to the reform process.

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