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  Frederik Willem de Klerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Johannesburg, de Klerk is the son of former Senator Johannes "Jan" de Klerk and a nephew of J.G. Strijdom (Prime Minister from 1954–58).
De Klerk is currently serving as the chairman of the pro-peace FW de Klerk Foundation.
FW De Klerk is an Honorary Patron of the University Philosophical Society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frederik_Willem_de_Klerk   (1123 words)

 F.W. de Klerk - Biography
F.W. de Klerk graduated with a law degree from Potchefstroom University in 1958 and then practiced law in Vereeniging in the Transvaal.
De Klerk was offered a professorship of administrative law at Potchefstroom in 1972 but he declined the post because he had been elected to Parliament as National Party member for Vereeniging at the time.
As Minister of National Education, F.W. de Klerk was a supporter of segregated universities, and as a leader of the National Party in Transvaal, he was not known to advocate reform.
www.geocities.com /nordwaser/klerk-bio.html   (788 words)

 Willem De Klerk
De klerk is one of the most interesting and vital men to the history of South Africa and to the rest of the world.
De Klek’s family were Dutch Afrikaners, but none of his relatives took part in the journey to the states that the Afrikaners moved to after the British came and took over, but his family is made up of Dutch Afrikaners (de klerk 1 -10).
De Klerk was smart and used his intelligence not only in his academic studies, but also in school government, which would start his life of politics (de klerk, 24-27).
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Africa/04/Wpitts/Wpitts.htm   (1059 words)

 F.W. de Klerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
F. de Klerk was born in Johannesburg on 18 March 1936.
His brother is Dr Willem (Wimpie) de Klerk, a political analyst and one of the founders of the Democratic Party.
In 1993, De Klerk and Mandela were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts at reform in South Africa.
www.sahistory.org.za /pages/people/deKlerk,fw.htm   (498 words)

 FW De Klerk
Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg on 18 March 1936, the son of Senator Jan De Klerk, a senior Cabinet Minister.
Mr De Klerk was elected to the key post of Leader of the National Party in the Transvaal on 6 March 1982.
Mr De Klerk is Chairman of the F W de Klerk Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of peace in multicommunity societies.
www.speakerpartnership.com /fwdeklerk.htm   (879 words)

 iafrica.com | news | sa news FW de Klerk on his way home
A cheerful former president FW de Klerk was discharged from hospital on Monday morning following surgery to remove a malignant colon tumour and subsequent respiratory complications.
De Klerk, who got into the vehicle somewhat gingerly, was accompanied by his wife Elita, his aide Dave Steward, and his physiotherapist.
De Klerk was president from 1989 to 1994, when he handed over the reins to Nelson Mandela after South Africa's first democratic elections.
iafrica.com /news/sa/650591.htm   (470 words)

 ZA@Play - Books: Trek past truth 02/02/99
De Klerk rather skates over his time during this period, in which the South African Defence Force (by now "the most powerful military force in Africa", with its own nuclear capability) and police were busy eliminating "revolutionary elements" and destabilising the country's neighbours.
FW de Klerk was never likely to be treated kindly by history, which is why he was obliged to write his own account of how he abolished apartheid.
FW de Klerk's autobiography describes his stormy relationship with a 'vicious' Nelson Mandela, and calls PW Botha a 'bombastic bully'.
www.chico.mweb.co.za /mg/books/9902/990202-deklerk.html   (1026 words)

 Mail and Guardian: F.W. de Klerk - Mandela, TRC
De Klerk, after all, could hardly be expected to thrill his readers with an account of a life-and-death wrestling match in a swamp with a buffalo.
De Klerk recounts, with no apparent regret, how he seemingly delivered the coup de grâce by telling his political mentor that he should go "for his own sake and for the sake of the country".
De Klerk is savage in his portrayal of his predecessor, PW Botha, a man whom he describes as a "bombastic bully" who ran an "imperial" style of government, surrounding himself with 500 personal staff and cutting himself off from reality.
www.niza.nl /uk/press/mandela/deklerk.html   (2734 words)

In The Man In His Times, a biography of his brother, Willem de Klerk describes FW de Klerk as a politician with a conservative image, a perception that he was over-cautious and inclined to be all things to all men.
It is clear from his autobiography that De Klerk was raised in a conservative milieu in which he was weaned on tales of the Voortrekker Piet Retief and the Zulu war and the Boers' struggle against the British.
De Klerk gives the reader to understand that he had always played a role in relaxing legislation.
www.dispatch.co.za /1999/03/08/business/BU.HTM   (858 words)

 FW de Klerk stable again: South Africa: News: News24
Cape Town - Hospitalised former president FW de Klerk had a "peaceful" night after a tracheostomy was successfully performed, Panaroma medi-clinic said on Wednesday.
Spokesperson Melissa Rademan said De Klerk was in a stable condition in an intensive care unit at the hospital.
On Tuesday, his spokesperson Dave Steward said De Klerk had developed a "slight infection" in his lungs during the past 24 hours.
www.news24.com /News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1951427,00.html   (184 words)

 Guardian | How South Africa's former first lady met a violent, lonely and bitter end
Marike de Klerk is the highest profile killing of the post-apartheid era in a country where people are more likely to be shot dead in a robbery than die in a car accident.
Mrs de Klerk never criticised her husband openly and said she would still stand by him even after he publicly confessed to an affair with the wife of a shipping tycoon and said he wanted to end their 38 year marriage.
In his autobiography, FW de Klerk said it was a matter of "supreme indifference" to him.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4314428-103681,00.html   (1174 words)

 The Herald : News : 1marik.htm
She initially worked as a bookkeeper and stayed in the background while FW de Klerk built his political career, so much so that her husband once asked political correspondents to be gentle with her after she had had a facelift.
Until their divorce in 1998 Mrs De Klerk was seen as absolutely loyal to her husband, and even after the divorce had difficulty in coming to terms with the fact that her marriage was over.
In 1999 Mrs De Klerk was engaged to Johannesburg businessman Johann Koekemoer.
www.theherald.co.za /herald/2001/12/05/news/1marik.htm   (1045 words)

 Edinburgh Evening News - Ex-South Africa leader’s former wife strangled
THE ex-wife of apartheid South Africa’s last president, FW de Klerk, was strangled to death in her luxury beachfront flat, police revealed today.
The de Klerks divorced in 1998 after 39 years of marriage when FW announced he was in love with Elita Giorgiades, the former wife of a Greek shipping magnate.
FW de Klerk said in a statement he was devastated and deeply shocked.
edinburghnews.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1613502001   (331 words)

 De Klerk: SA's First Multiracial Election Was A Fraud The ANC Got Over 1 Million Fake Votes
De Klerk was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Nelson Mandela for allowing these first multiracial elections to be held.
Volgens toenmalig president De Klerk zijn een miljoen stembiljetten voor een kandidaat en een partij,,netjes in stapels'' in stembussen neergelegd.
De Klerk onthulde de onregelmatigheden van 1994 voor journalisten in Nigeria.
www.rense.com /general45/dekerk.htm   (1121 words)

 Carte Blanche
Mr De Klerk was elected leader of the National Party in the Transvaal in March 1982 and leader of the National Party on 2 February 1989.
De Klerk: “I think it is because, from the two main sides in our conflict of the past, there was a realisation that there was no victory in sight for anybody.
De Klerk: “Listening to the impassioned speeches had a tremendous emotional effect on me, and this debate brought me down to earth with the realisation that we had to change fundamentally.
www.carteblanche.co.za /display/Display.asp?Id=2478   (1891 words)

 Elizma Nolte's article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
De Klerk's firm belief in South Africa - like that of his fellow Nobel Prize winner Mandela - has not wavered in the past ten years and even on this topic he remains optimistic.
Despite the negative attitudes of some, De Klerk says it is evident to him that South Africans living in London still "feel they carry something of South Africa in their hearts and minds" and therefore want to contribute to their home country.
FW de Klerk on the eve of Nelson Mandela's release
www.student.city.ac.uk /~ra827/elizma.html   (1851 words)

 Slugger O'Toole: De Klerk at Glencree
The keynote address was given by the ex-President of South Africa, FW de Klerk.
Though it was clear from the discussion that followed his initial address that there were few direct parallels between the circumstances in the two situations, a number of interesting points did arise.
De Klerk claimed, “I spent as much energy and time on taking my party with me as I did in negotiating the new settlement.” So too did Mandela.
www.sluggerotoole.com /2002/08/de-klerk-at-glencree.html   (316 words)

 De Klerk 'lied to cover up human rights abuses' | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited
The reputation of FW de Klerk, the former South African president who shared a Nobel peace prize with Nelson Mandela for ending apartheid, was battered yesterday when the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) found that he had failed to make "full disclosure" when testifying about human rights violations.
Mr de Klerk initially insisted to the commission that he was ignorant of state-sanctioned terrorism, including the 1988 bombing of the South African Council of Churches' headquarters in Johannesburg.
The commission wanted to publish a much harsher finding in a 1998 report but Mr de Klerk blocked it with a high court ruling, claiming that the TRC was biased, and his lawyers negotiated the diluted version published yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk /international/story/0,3604,919586,00.html   (911 words)

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Frederik Willem De Klerk (FW De Klerk) was born in Johannesburg on 18 March 1936, the son of Senator Jan De Klerk, a senior Cabinet Minister.
F W De Klerk was elected to the key post of Leader of the National Party in the Transvaal on 6 March 1982.
In January 2000 F W De Klerk published his autobiography “The Last Trek – a New Beginning” (Macmillan) and the same year established the F W De Klerk Foundation, which is dedicated to the promotion of peace in multi-communal societies.
www.krugercowne.com /FW_De_Klerk.html   (914 words)

 Conference Speakers International
On 1 st July 1985 Mr De Klerk became Chairman of the Ministers' Council in the House of Assembly.
In July 1993 Mr De Klerk was awarded the Philadelphia Peace Medal and on 10 th December the same year he received the Nobel Peace Prize as co-recipient in Oslo, Norway.
Mr De Klerk has received honorary doctorates from the Potchefstroom University for Higher Education; the University of Stellenbosch; the Bar-Ilan University in Tel-Aviv; the National Chengchi University in Taipei: Republic of China; the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels; the University of South Africa; the University of Zululand and the Brunel University in the United Kingdom.
www.conferencespeakers.co.za /speakers/fwdeklerk.htm   (768 words)

 The Scotsman - De Klerk calls for war on crime as suspect arrested
SOUTH Africa’s last white president, FW de Klerk, appealed yesterday for an all-out assault on crime after attending a memorial service for his murdered former wife.
Marike de Klerk, 64, was found stabbed and strangled on Tuesday in her Cape Town beachfront flat, where she had lived alone since her divorce in 1998.
But South Africans must be wondering, in the wake of Mrs de Klerk’s murder, whether even guards from reputable companies can insulate them from the murderous realities beyond their barricaded front doors.
thescotsman.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1624732001   (709 words)

 FW de Klerk - The London Speaker Bureau
Frederik Willem De Klerk attended the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education and graduated in 1958 with BA and LLB degrees.
Mr De Klerk joined a firm of attorneys in Vereeniging and soon took the lead in numerous community activities.
On 15 August 1989 Mr De Klerk was elected and sworn in as Acting State President of South Africa.
www.londonspeakerbureau.co.uk /speakers/viewSpeaker.aspx?speakerid=4   (325 words)

 SJIR: Transitions in South Africa : An Interview with F.W. de Klerk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
De Klerk: I realized that there was a risk of some continuing violence.
The first is, improve effectiveness in fighting crime, and that should be done, not only vis-?-vis the role of the police, but also in the courts, increase the effectiveness of prosecuting the cases in the whole court system, and also in the penal system and prison system.
Frederik Willem de Klerk was president of South Africa from 1989 to 1994, co-recipient with Nelson Mandela of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, and co-recipient with Yassar Arafat and Yitzak Rabin of Time's Man of the Year in 1993.
www.stanford.edu /group/sjir/3.1.07_deklerk.html   (1438 words)

 The World Today - PW Bortha dies aged 90
The new President negotiated an end to apartheid, but FW de Klerk rejects the perception that his predecessor was one of the last great obstacles to change.
FW de Klerk says many, particularly in fl townships, will continue to hold him responsible for problems during the apartheid years.
FW DE KLERK: I think you can expect that, for instance, President Mandela will be extremely warm.
www.abc.net.au /worldtoday/content/2006/s1778642.htm   (608 words)

 Former SA First Lady Marike de Klerk raped and murdered
The ex-wife of former President FW de Klerk was discovered dead in her apartment in Tableview, just north of Cape Town, in December last year.
FW de Klerk was in Cape Town High Court as the trial began.
Mr de Klerk said he was happy with the way the police have carried out the investigation and would be willing to testify if necessary.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/727838/posts   (1474 words)

 Cape Times: FW's backing for NNP-ANC pact a betrayal, says Leon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
"(DA leader) Tony Leon's hysterical and vindictive attack on former president FW de Klerk shows all the signs of a party in a state of panic and is destined to backfire with devastating effect," NNP spokesman André Gaum said in a statement.
Earlier yesterday Leon said De Klerk's endorsement of the mooted tie-up was yet another double-cross by the Nobel laureate and his party.
He added that De Klerk's actions was unlikely to save the party from political oblivion.
www.capetimes.co.za /index.php?fArticleId=338638   (681 words)

 Nobel Peace Prize winner De Klerk for Leaders in Dubai | Leading Minds
Together with Mandela, de Klerk was awarded the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize for their work in ending apartheid and laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.
De Klerk takes his place in the Leaders in Dubai line-up in place of former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, who is now unable to appear at the event.
De Klerk is in the process of establishing the Global Leadership Foundation, which will be registered in Switzerland with operational headquarters in London.
www.ameinfo.com /69197.html   (1002 words)

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