No new Mandelas among today's political crop

2014-12-01 10:36

Most of today’s young leaders, both within the ANC and the opposition, sadly lack both the style and moral authority of Nelson Mandela, writes Glenn Bownes.

Mandela honoured posthumously

2014-10-11 14:15

Ndileka Mandela, eldest granddaughter of former president Nelson Mandela, has accepted a posthumous award for Madiba from SAFA.

Govt disingenuous about Dalai Lama visit

2014-09-05 15:33

The government is being disingenuous about the Dalai Lama's visa for entry to South Africa, says Cape Town's mayor.

Dalai Lama denied visa to SA for a third time

2014-09-04 08:49

For a third time in five years the Dalai Lama has been denied a visa to South Africa to attend a Nobel Peace Laureates summit and other laureates say they will also not attend in protest.

Only dialogue can stop Gaza war - De Klerk

2014-07-29 16:56

Former president FW de Klerk says the only way the fighting in the Middle East could stop is through dialogue.

Many SA leaders not following Mandela - De Klerk

2014-04-21 18:51

Many South African leaders are not following Nelson Mandela's example and see government office as a "means to self-enrichment", says FW de Klerk, who won the Nobel Peace Prize with Mandela.

De Klerk pays tribute to late high court judge

2013-12-31 14:36

Former high court judge Jan Hendrik Steyn helped create a fair legal system and promoted the Constitution, former president FW de Klerk's foundation says.

Nobel committee honours Mandela

2013-12-06 13:30

The Norwegian Nobel committee has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, calling him "one of the greatest names in the long history of the Nobel Peace Prize".

De Klerk: An honour to work with Mandela

2013-12-06 05:47

It was an honour to work with former president Nelson Mandela in bringing democracy to South Africa, his predecessor FW de Klerk has said.

Zuma gets smart ID

2013-07-30 19:04

President Jacob Zuma has received his smart card ID from the home affairs department in Pretoria.

Give back on Mandela Day - Zuma

2013-07-18 07:37

President Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela's birthday should be focused on his legacy and he encouraged people to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to nation-building.

De Klerk's operation a success

2013-07-02 19:36

Former president FW de Klerk's operation to have a cardiac pacemaker fitted was a success, the FW de Klerk Foundation says.

De Klerk undergoing 'routine procedure'

2013-07-02 14:54

FW de Klerk's spokesperson says the former president is having a "routine procedure" in a Cape Town hospital to fit a pacemaker.

De Klerk returns home for Mandela

2013-06-29 17:46

Former president FW de Klerk has cut short his Europe trip because of former president Nelson's Mandela's ill-health, De Klerk's foundation says.

Apology over racist tweet accepted

2013-05-16 20:10

The FW de Klerk Foundation has formally accepted the apology of a man who allegedly posted a racist tweet.

Thatcher wasn't a racist - De Klerk

2013-04-16 22:35

Former president FW de Klerk has rejected accusations that former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was a racist, on the eve of her funeral.

Zuma's apartheid remarks criticised

2013-04-12 13:01

The FW de Klerk Foundation has accused President Jacob Zuma of using apartheid to cover his own government's failure to tackle joblessness and poor education.

FW de Klerk speaks out about his cancer experience

2013-03-05 12:37

Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, FW de Klerk knows exactly how colon cancer can affect someone. He was diagnosed with this type of cancer in 2006 and has been in remission for seven years now.

SA at racial crossroads: De Klerk

2013-02-02 23:00

South Africa is at the crossroads between moving in a racially divisive direction or a pragmatic, inclusive path under the ruling ANC, former president FW de Klerk has said.

Chaskalson honoured for his contribution

2012-12-03 18:02

Chief Justice Arthur Chaskalson was one of the founding fathers of South Africa's constitutional democracy, says former state president FW de Klerk.

De Klerk comments leave ANC miffed

2012-11-01 22:15

Former president FW de Klerk is trying to portray the National Party as a better administrator than the ANC, the Eastern Cape ANC says.

Cosatu rejects De Klerk's view on unions

2012-09-07 22:20

Cosatu has rejected former president FW de Klerk's view that the main inequality divide in South Africa was no longer race, but was between workers and the unemployed.

Mangaung choices crucial - De Klerk

2012-09-07 07:47

The outcome of the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung at the end of the year could have a big effect on South Africa's future, former president FW de Klerk says.

FW fights to keep finances private

2012-09-02 20:51

Former president FW de Klerk will continue his legal battle to keep the state of his finances out of the public eye, a newspaper reports.


Zuma raised 'disturbing questions'

2014-10-20 19:31

President Jacob Zuma's reported comparison between the construction of George Airport and money spent on his Nkandla home raises "disturbing questions".

Government didn’t want Nobel summit in SA - De Klerk

2014-10-02 16:39

The government did not want the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to be hosted in South Africa, former president FW de Klerk has said after the summit was suspended.

Politicians: Govt must come clean on Dalai Lama

2014-09-04 19:34

Politicians want to know why Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has repeatedly been denied entry to South Africa and say it’s time for the South African government to “come clean”.

De Klerk welcomes name change

2014-08-14 19:19

Former president FW de Klerk says he is honoured that the City of Cape Town's naming committee has recommended changing Table Bay Boulevard to his name.

Still long way to go for equality - De Klerk

2014-07-29 15:33

Former president FW de Klerk says he hopes his footprints will remind people of the long journey towards equality that still lies ahead.

De Klerk hails 20 years of democracy, scolds ANC

2014-04-26 13:41

Ex-president, FW de Klerk, has hailed the successes seen in two decades of democracy, but scolded the ruling ANC for gross mismanagement and "increasingly aggressive" racial discrimination.

De Klerk: ANC discriminates based on race

2014-01-31 14:06

Former president FW de Klerk has taken a swipe at the African National Congress, saying they discriminate against people based on race and “we do not accept the ANC’s approach to transformation”.

Mandela one of the world's greatest - De Klerk

2013-12-06 15:01

Former president Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest people of the past century, former president FW de Klerk says, in a moving tribute to his fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Gracious and tough, Mandela was fun to cover

2013-12-06 09:13

Nelson Mandela turned history's tide with a gentle laugh, a forgiving nature and a dose of self-irony. One thing about him was that “he made the rest of us want to be almost as noble as he”, a report says.

I am an African - De Klerk

2013-10-25 22:20

Former president FW de Klerk has put his own spin on former president Thabo Mbeki's “I am an African” speech, at the 12th Europe lecture in The Hague.

Tributes pour in for Langa

2013-07-24 18:37

Former chief justice Pius Langa played a crucial role in laying the foundation for South Africa's democracy, former state president FW de Klerk says.

De Klerk out of hospital

2013-07-03 16:49

Former president FW de Klerk has been discharged from hospital, after having a cardiac pacemaker fitted.

Zuma sends well wishes to De Klerk

2013-07-02 16:24

President Jacob Zuma has wished former president FW de Klerk a speedy recovery, after his admission to hospital to have a cardiac pacemaker fitted.

FW de Klerk to have heart surgery

2013-07-02 07:48

Former president FW de Klerk is to undergo surgery to have a pacemaker fitted, according to a report.

De Klerk slams 'Afro-pessimists'

2013-05-21 16:30

Under-fire President Jacob Zuma has got a little support from an unlikely quarter when FW de Klerk laid into the "prophets of doom" putting down the country.

South Africans 'are backward'

2013-05-02 10:53

Zambian Vice President Guy Scott says South Africa is backward in terms of development, despite the country being Africa's biggest economy, according to a report.

FW honoured Thatcher was a friend

2013-04-16 15:54

Former president FW de Klerk on Tuesday says he is honoured to have been invited to London to attend the funeral of his friend, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Thatcher had better grasp of SA's complexities - FW

2013-04-08 22:17

FW de Klerk says that the late Margaret Thatcher had a better grasp of South Africa's complexities, and was able to play a positive role in supporting the process of non-racial constitutional transformation in SA.

Mbeki, De Klerk invited to parliament

2013-02-12 17:45

Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and FW de Klerk are among eminent persons invited to attend this year's State of the Nation address, Parliament's presiding officers says.

De Klerk: SA will prove pessimists wrong

2013-01-23 11:21

Former president FW de Klerk says he is confident South Africa has the resilience to overcome the challenges it faces at present.

ANC dismisses De Klerk's views

2012-11-03 22:55

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has dismissed claims by former president FW de Klerk that the party was responsible for the widening inequality gap in the country.

FW doesn't have to support grandchildren

2012-09-27 09:44

The South Gauteng High Court has ruled that former president FW de Klerk is not required to pay maintenance for his grandchildren, according to a report.

Workers, jobless SA's new divide

2012-09-07 07:59

The main inequality divide in SA is now between unionised and employed workers on the one hand, and unemployed on the other, former president FW de Klerk says.

Workers, jobless the new divide - De Klerk

2012-09-06 22:33

The main inequality divide in SA is no longer between blacks and whites, but between unionised and employed workers on the one hand, and unemployed on the other, former president FW de Klerk says.

De Klerk: Tackle cultural alienation

2012-08-30 20:43

The world needs to tackle cultural and religious alienation and devise ways for divergent communities to live together, former president FW de Klerk says.

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