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  Frederik Willem de Klerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Born in Johannesburg, de Klerk is the son of former Senator Jan de Klerk and a nephew of J.G. Strijdom (Prime Minister from 1954–58).
De Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their work for the peaceful dismantling of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.
De Klerk is currently serving as the chairman of the pro-peace FW de Klerk Foundation.
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 Frederik Willem de Klerk
Frederik Willem de Klerk (born March 18, 1936) was State President of South Africa from September 1989 to May 1994, and leader of the National Party from February 1989 to September 1997.
Born in Johannesburg, De Klerk is the son of former Senator Jan de Klerk and a nephew of J.G. Strijdom[?] (prime minister, 1954-1958).
De Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.
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 Frederik Willem de Klerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Frederik Willem de Klerk (born March 18, 1936) was the last State President of South Africa, serving from September 1989 to May 1994.
De Klerk accepted that apartheid could not survive and that concessions would need to be made with, at best, power sharing between fl and white people.
The name 'de Klerk' is derived from Le Clerc / De Clercq and is of French Huguenot origin, as are a great number of other Afrikaans surnames, reflecting the large number of French Huguenot refugees who settled in the Cape beginning in the seventeenth century.
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 frederik willem de klerk - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Frederik Willem de Klerk (born March 18, 1936) is a former President of South Africa, serving from September 1989 to May 1994.
Conservative South African opinion was scandalised by his messy divorce (October 1998) from his wife Marike and prompt re-marriage to Elita Georgiades, but the whole country was shocked by the death (December 2001) of his ex-wife of 38 years, apparently at the hands of a young security guard during the course of a robbery.
The name 'de Klerk' is derived from Le Clerc / De Clercq and is of French Huguenot origin, as is a great number of other Afrikaans surnames, reflecting the European influence that colonisation brought to the country since the 17th century.
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 Frederik Willem de Klerk: bio and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Frederik Willem de Klerk (born March 18, 1936) was the last State President From 1961 to 1994, south africas head of state was called the state president or staatspresident in afrikaans....
De Klerk was also leader of the National Party The national party (with its members sometimes known as nationalists or nats) was the governing party of south africa from 1948 until 1994, and was disbanded in 2005....
De Klerk and Mandela were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Nobel peace prize (where nobel is pronounced with the stress on the second syllable) is one of five nobel prizes requested by the swedish industrialist and inventor alfred nobel....
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 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).
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 F.W. de Klerk - Wikipedia
Frederik Willem de Klerk (lahir pada 18 Mac, 1936) merupakan Presiden kulit putih yang terakhir di Afrika Selatan.
De Klerk terkenal di dalam sejarah antarabangsa sebagai pemimpin yang berjaya mengakhiri era apartheid, suatu dasar perkauman di Afrika Selatan yang menindas kaum majoriti kulit hitam.
Kedua-dua De Klerk serta Mandela kemudiannya dianugerahkan dengan Nobel Prize untuk keamanan pada 1993 atas usaha gigih mereka menamatkan regim aparheid secara aman dan meletakkan asas yang kukuh bagi Afrika Selatan baru yang demokratik.
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 FWDeklerk
Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg on March 18, 1936.
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.
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 F.W. de Klerk - MSN Encarta
de Klerk, born in 1936, president of South Africa (1989-1994) and Nobel laureate, whose reforms led to the end of apartheid.
Frederik Willem De Klerk was born in Johannesburg and earned a law degree from Potchefstroom University in 1958.
De Klerk was elected to the presidency in September.
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 Engels | - | W. F. de Klerk
He was the son of Jan de Klerk, a former cabinet minister and president of South Africa's Senate, and the nephew of J. Strijdom, who served as prime minister from 1954 to 1958.
De Klerk in 1978 was named to the cabinet, where he subsequently held several ministerial positions, including posts and telecommunications, environmental planning, internal affairs and education.
De Klerk and the National Party lost to Mandela and the ANC in the 1994 general elections.
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 Harvard Gazette: De Klerk has a 'clear conscience'
De Klerk, who shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with his one-time opponent and successor as president, Nelson Mandela, spoke Feb. 7 at the John F. Kennedy School of Government's ARCO Forum before a packed house.
De Klerk answered questions about his role as education minister in the country's segregated education system, a post he held from 1984 to 1989.
De Klerk acknowledged he did not attempt to integrate the schools, but insisted he did attempt to reform them by beginning to equalize spending on schools serving fls and whites.
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 Frederik Willem de Klerk
De Klerk was formally elected president by South Africa's tricameral Parliament on September 14.
As president, de Klerk committed himself to speeding up the reform process begun by his predecessor and to initiating talks about a new postapartheid constitution with representatives of what were then the country's four designated racial groups (white, fl, Coloured, and Asian [Indian]).
De Klerk led his party's campaign in South Africa's first all-race elections in April 1994, in which the ANC obtained a majority of seats in the new National Assembly.
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 F.W. de Klerk to lecture March 10   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Tickets for de Klerk's untitled lecture go on sale March 1 at the Willard Straight Hall ticket office and at the Clinton House box office, 116 N. Cayuga St. Tickets are general admission and are $6 for Cornell students and $10 for the general public.
De Klerk, along with Nelson Mandela, played a major role in initiating the reforms that marked the end of apartheid and white minority rule in South Africa.
However, de Klerk was sworn in as a deputy president under Mandela in a coalition government that was created to ensure a smooth transition to democracy.
www.news.cornell.edu /Chronicle/99/2.25.99/deKlerk.html   (348 words)

  
 Frederik Willem de Klerk - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
On February 10, 1990, de Klerk announced that Nelson Mandela would be released the next day.
In 1998, Conservative South African opinion was scandalised by de Klerk's messy divorce from his wife of 38 years, Marike, and his prompt re-marriage to Elita Georgiades.
Then, in 2001, the country was shocked by the violent death of his ex-wife, apparently at the hands of a young security guard during the course of a robbery.
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 Frederik Willem 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.
De Klerk joined a firm of attorneys in Vereeniging that he helped to develop into one of the leading law firms outside South Africa's major metropolitan areas.
On 1 July 1985 De Klerk became Chairman of the Minister's Council in the House of Assembly.
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 Former South African President F.W. de Klerk lectures at UI
De Klerk's lecture is made possible by the UI Lecture Committee.
Frederik Willem de Klerk, the politician, was not known as a supporter of racial reforms.
De Klerk was elected leader of the National Party in February 1989 and in September was elected State President.
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 Frederick Willem de Klerk: A Non-Racist Leader
FW de Klerk’s family was political throughout his childhood and on into his adulthood.
In 1985 de Klerk became the chairman of the ministers council in the House of Assembly and on December 1, 1986 de Klerk went onto become the leader of the House of Assembly (FWKlerk 1).
De Klerk’s retirement is a great loss to many South Africans that have benefited from his work while he was in office.
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As Minister of National Education, F.W. de Klerk was a supporter of segregated universities but also worked for the equalisation of expenditure on pupils from all racial groups.
From then until his retirement from active politics in 1997, Mr De Klerk was the leader of the official opposition.
Mr De Klerk published his autobiography 'The Last Trek - a New Beginning' in January 1999 and has now established the F W de Klerk Foundation to work for peace in societies that are divided on cultural, ethnic, religious or linguistic lines.
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 HBO History Makers Series: Frederik Willem de Klerk - Council on Foreign Relations
DE KLERK: I never felt that there was a real risk of a military coup.
DE KLERK: Well, I’ve been a successful litigant on twice occasions— on two occasions against them, and— because they were definitely one-sided.
DE KLERK: The Global Leadership Foundation is a new initiative into which I’ve been dragged in a sense by a friend.
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 Frederik Willem de Klerk Wikipedia the free encyclopedia - ASSASSIN.COM.CN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
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 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.
On 1 July 1985 Mr De Klerk became Chairman of the Ministers' Council in the House of Assembly.
On 15 August 1989 Mr De Klerk was elected and sworn in as Acting State President of South Africa.
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 USATODAY.com - De Klerk leaves party he lead from apartheid to democracy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
De Klerk shared the Nobel Prize with Nelson Mandela for his efforts in brining democracy to South Africa.
De Klerk was South Africa's last white president and helped negotiate his party — which created apartheid —; out of more than four decades of power, opening the door to democracy and the country's first all-race elections in 1994.
De Klerk said he could no longer associate himself with the party as they had abandoned their right to differ publicly with the ANC.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-08-14-deklerk-party_x.htm?csp=36   (405 words)

  
 News: The Prague Post Online
Frederik Willem de Klerk chooses his words gingerly, but in the end he has no doubt.
De Klerk, a lawyer, rose through the ranks of the National Party, and was president from 1989 to 1994.
Occasionally, de Klerk is in touch with Mandela -- the African National Congress leader he freed from years of imprisonment and who succeeded him as president.
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 ON Business Experts: F.W. de Klerk, Speaker On: International Relations, Politics, Global Affairs, Government / Politics
Frederik Willem de Klerk was born in Johannesburg on March 18, 1936 to a prominent Afrikaner political family with a history of public service in South Africa.
Jan de Klerk, served in several Cabinet posts and as president of the Senate; and an uncle, Mr.
(De Klerk received the post because of the number of votes received by his National Party.) The inauguration was the culmination of the process of negotiation and reconciliation which ended the apartheid era and transformed South Africa into a nonracial democracy, a process in which de Klerk has played a major part.
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