F. W. de Klerk
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F. W. de Klerk
When I first met Mandela, we did not discuss anything of substance; we just felt each other out. He spent a long time expressing his…
The government that came into power after the April 1994 elections was going to need a budget. It was drafted by our finance minister, Derek…
The ANC party from time to time comes with legislation which, if accepted and if not nullified by the constitution of court, would have the…
It was fortunate in looking back for South Africa and its entire people that Mandela and I found it possible to work together even though…
I felt a sense of fulfillment that an action plan, which I’d laid on the table on the 2nd of February 1990, had been fulfilled,…
I played an integral part in helpings formulating that new vision… that we must abandon apartheid and accept one united South Africa with equal rights…
You cannot say we are a healthy, dynamic democracy when one party wins almost two-thirds of the vote.
What I haven’t apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states.
When I talk about the end of apartheid, I prefer not to claim the honor that I have ended it.
The relationship between me and President Mandela right at the beginning was not a very well-established relationship. It was based on two meetings.
President Mandela was not a hands-on president at any time.
In our quest for peace, we should constantly ask ourselves what we should do to create conditions in which peace can prosper.
My predecessor, P. W. Botha, had an inner circle, and I did not like it. I preferred decisions to evolve out of cabinet discussions. That…
For many years, I supported the concept of separate states.
It was an honour for me to have been able to work with Mr. Mandela in the process that led to the adoption of the…
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a…
Above all, we owe it to the children of the world to stop the conflicts and to create new horizons for them.
I believe that first impressions are very important.
I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid.
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