Ramaphosa sent on his mission by a Bible, a squadron of Gripens and a new NDPP

2019-05-26 06:52

Moments after administering the oath of office to President Cyril Ramaphosa, while Loftus Versfeld Stadium erupted in song, Chief Justice Moegoeng Mogoeng tugged at the head of state’s right elbow, writes Pieter du Toit.

If ANC wins and Ramaphosa keeps his promises, things will get better - De Klerk

2019-05-08 12:19

Former president FW de Klerk believes things are not all doom and gloom in South Africa, and has backed President Cyril Ramaphosa to uplift the nation if the ruling party retains power.

'SA should never forget what we can accomplish when we work together' - FW de Klerk

2019-01-23 20:06

Former deputy president and the final apartheid-president FW de Klerk believes there is a light at the end of the tunnel for South Africa, and called on South Africans to work together.

Former president FW de Klerk hospitalised

2018-10-27 14:25

The last apartheid head of state has been admitted to the Panorama Hospital in Cape Town with a condition known as pneumothorax.

US-North Korea Summit: Lessons from South Africa

2018-06-08 09:10

On June 12 North Korea's Kim Jong-un will meet US President Donald Trump at the NK – US Summit. The two can take important lessons from Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk's negotiations, writes Robert J. Traydon.

De Klerk: Zuma's term should end soon

2018-02-02 15:06

Former president FW De Klerk says that President Jacob Zuma’s term must and should end soon, and gives his take on Cyril Ramaphosa at his foundation’s annual conference.

#Declassified: Apartheid Profits - the tap root of the National Party

2017-08-15 07:00

Previously Open Secrets detailed a few of the private companies that funded the National Party. Naspers, described by top management as the 'tap root of the NP', was one of the most significant donors.

702's Eusebius McKaiser created 'hostile environment' and 'demonstrated intolerance' - BCCSA

2017-07-19 14:59

The Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa has said 702 radio presenter Eusebius McKaiser created a 'hostile environment' and 'demonstrated intolerance' during a discussion programme on FW de Klerk.

Bell, De Klerk and the Manichean view of history

2017-05-11 08:24

Why is Terry Bell and others so obsessed with doing all they can to destroy FW de Klerk’s reputation? It seems the idea that a leader from the past could have possibly acted in good faith is impossible, writes Dave Steward.

Friends & Friction: Know when you have lost and walk away

2017-05-07 06:12

It always ends badly for the spin doctor. Loyal to the end, and probably waiting to spin the obituary itself when the king finally falls, the opponents bay for his blood.


The second great shift in the destiny of the new South Africa

2019-05-24 06:00

President Ramaphosa's challenge remains the consolidation of his power within the structures of the ANC. He must, at all costs, ward off any attempt by the Zumaites to have him recalled – as they did with President Mbeki, writes former president FW de Klerk.

BOOK EXTRACT: The Rise and Demise of the Afrikaners

2019-02-17 10:34

Until the final years of the 1980s De Klerk supported the idea of retaining the pillars of apartheid. After his election as NP leader early in 1989, he singled out morality as his main motivation for ending apartheid and for seeking a settlement.

FW de Klerk discharged from hospital

2018-10-29 18:33

Former president FW de Klerk has been discharged from a Cape Town hospital after undergoing a procedure to treat pneumothorax.

Conversations with Pik Botha: Apartheid, PW and Mandela

2018-10-12 14:39

Pik Botha was a product of apartheid and as Minister of State played a leading role in administering policy. As a retiree he was a fascinating witness to the country's most crucial moments, writes Pieter du Toit.

Current Constitution deals effectively with land reform - De Klerk

2018-02-03 11:00

South Africa’s current Constitution can still serve the country deep into the future, says former president FW de Klerk.

Dare not Linger: Mandela's 'new' memoir offers unique insights

2017-10-18 14:27

If there was ever an anticipated book to hit the shelves, it is former president Nelson Mandela’s second memoir, Dare not Linger. Mandla Langa, who completed the book after Madiba's death, speaks to Alet Janse van Rensburg about it.

Declassified: Apartheid profits - Who funded the National Party?

2017-08-14 07:04

Open Secrets has collected archival documents that contain damning details of individuals and corporations that propped up apartheid and profited in return.

'De Klerk' cannot tell us what to do – Dlamini-Zuma

2017-05-11 21:50

Former African Union chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma took a dig at 'De Klerk', saying opposition forces could not dictate to South Africa any longer.

De Klerk ‘dialogue’ inclusion opens old wounds

2017-05-08 10:10

The inclusion of former President FW de Klerk in the “national dialogue” initiative has again thrown into sharp relief the failings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, writes Terry Bell.

We need to talk as a nation - Mbeki

2017-05-05 18:54

Three former heads of state have called on South Africans to stand up and participate in a national dialogue on the current state of the country.

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