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  Pieter Willem Botha worldwidebase
Van 1948 tot 1958 was hij secretaris-generaal van de Kaapse NP en van 1948 tot 1984 was hij lid van het Zuid-Afrikaanse parlement.
Als minister van Defensie was Botha ook verantwoordelijk voor de inval van Zuid-Afrikaanse troepen in Angola (1975).
Ondanks cosmetische hervormingen slaagde Botha, die inmiddels grote bevoegdheden had gekregen, er niet in een eind te maken aan de voortdurende onlusten in de zwarte woonoorden, waarvoor hij de hulp van het leger inriep.
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  Pieter Willem Botha Encyclopedia Article @ Acquainted.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pieter Willem Botha (born January 12, 1916) commonly known as "P.W." and "Die Groot Krokodil" (Afrikaans for "The Big Crocodile") was prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and state president from 1984 to 1989.
Botha was a long-time supporter of South Africa's National Party and a staunch advocate of racial segregation and the apartheid system, however he engineered a loosening of some of the government's most stringent racial policies toward the end of his career.
Botha was first elected to parliament as a member of the National Party in 1948 and was appointed defence minister by prime minister B.J. Vorster in 1966.
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 Pieter Willem Botha
Pieter Willem Botha commonly known as "PW" and Die Groot Krokodil (Afrikaans for "The Big Crocodile"), was the prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and the first executive state president from 1984 to 1989.
Botha was born on the farm Telegraaf in the Paul Roux district of the Orange Free State, the son of Afrikaner parents.
Botha was first elected to national parliament from the town of George in the Southern cape, as a member of the National Party in 1948 at the beginning of the party's more than four decade tenure in power.
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 Pieter Willem Botha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Botha was a longtime supporter of South Africa's National Party and a staunch advocate of racial segregation and the apartheid system.
Botha's uncompromising policies greaty polarized his own party, and eventually led the National Party to splinter into various feuding groups.
Botha opposed many of de Klerk's reforms, and refused to testify at the Mandela government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission for exposing apartheid-era crimes.
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 Botha - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Botha, P(ieter) W(illem), born in 1916, South African statesman.
Pieter Willem Botha was born in Paul Roux, Orange Free State (now Free State)....
Botha, Louis (1862-1919), South African soldier and statesman, born in Greytown.
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 Pieter Willem Botha - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pieter Willem Botha, (born January 12, 1916) commonly known as "P.W." and "die ou krokodil" (the old crocodile) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and State President from 1984 to 1989.
Botha was a long-time supporter of South Africa's National Party and a staunch advocate of racial segregation and the apartheid system.
Botha opposed many of F W de Klerk's reforms, and refused to testify at the Mandela government's Truth and Reconciliation Commission for exposing apartheid-era crimes.
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 Pieter Willem Botha Summary
Pieter Willem Botha (born 1916) was inaugurated as the first executive state president of the Republic of South Africa in 1984 after serving for six years as prime minister.
Pieter Willem Botha, who is widely referred to by the Afrikaans pronunciation of his first two initials--"pee-vee"--was born on January 12, 1916, at "Telegraaf" farm in the Paul Roux district of the Orange Free State.
Pieter Willem Botha, (born January 12, 1916) commonly known as "P.W." and "Die Groot Krokodil" (Afrikaans for "The Big Crocodile") was prime minister from 1978 to 1984 and state president from 1984 to 1989.
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 Where can I find Pieter Willem Botha information?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pieter Willem Botha (January 12, 1916 – October 31, 2006), regularly notorious as "P.W." & Die Groot Krokodil (Afrikaans for "The Big Crocodile"), was prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 & state president from 1984 to 1989.
Botha was a long-time supporter of South Africa's National Party & a staunch advocate of racial segregation & the apartheid system; however, he engineered a loosening of some of the government's greater rough racial policies approaching the terminus of career.
Botha was number sole elected to parliament as a representative of the National Party in 1948 & was appointed defence minister by prime minister B.J. Vorster in 1966.
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 Pieter Willem Botha
Pieter Willem Botha, (born January 12, 1916) commonly known as "P.W." and as "die groot krokodil" (the big crocodile) was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and State President of South Africa from 1984 to 1989.
In some ways however, Botha's implementation of apartheid was actually more moderate than that of his predecessors.
Botha's uncompromising policies greatly polarized his own party, and eventually led the National Party to splinter into various feuding groups.
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 Genealogy Goosen
III.1 Willem (Johannes) GOOSEN, born on 05-11-1730 in Stellenbosch, christened on 05-11-1730 in Stellenbosch.
Willem GOOSEN, born on 26-04-1752 in Graaff-Reinet, christened on 26-04-1752 in Paarl.
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 Botha Pieter Willem: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Botha gained prominence as minister of defense (1966–80) and became prime minister in 1978.
The Man Pieter Willem Botha was 62 years old when he became...world communism." In essence, Botha was neither a convinced reformist...population.
Botha gained prominence as minister of defense (1966 80) and became prime minister...
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 Pieter Willem Botha
Pieter Willem Botha was brought into the world in 1916 (Botha, P.W. Botha was born to an extremely financially deprived family.
At this juncture of P.W.’s political career, Botha was elected by the citizens of South Africa to be spokesman for the republic of the southern part of the African continent.
Botha has replied to the subpoena stating that, "my government was fighting a communist-backed insurgency in the 1980’s and I have nothing for which to apologize." Botha will go down in history known as the "Great Crocodile," for his aggressiveness against fl liberation (Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun 1).
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 Total Database - allg27 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Johannes Marthinus Delport was born on 25 Oct 1739 in Cape,RSA.
Pieter Delport was born on 8 Apr 1742 in Cape,RSA.
Pieter Delport was born on 7 Jun 1744 in Cape,RSA.
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 Pieter Willem Botha
Pieter Willem Botha was born on 12 January 1916 on the farm Telegraaf in the Paul Roux district of the Orange Free State.
He was the only son of Pieter Willem senior, a widower with four children, and Hendrina Prinsloo, nee De Wet, a widow with five children.
Botha retained the post of Minister of Defence and, together with the post of Prime Minister, handled the portfolio of National Intelligence.
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 Pieter Willem Botha
Botha war Zeit seines Lebens ein der südafrikanischen Nationalpartei und ein standfester Verteidiger Rassentrennung sowie des Apartheidsystems.
Bothas autoritärer Regierungsstil machte ihn in westlichen Staaten sehr unpopulär woraufhin ihn die Demokratien als brutalen rassistischen Diktator verurteilten.
Botha blockierte jedoch alle Pläne schwarzen Südafrikanern das volle politische Stimmrecht zu geben.
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 PRESIDENT BOTHA: THE KING CANUTE OF APARTHEID, George Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
Pieter Willem Botha is credited with setting up an autocratic "Imperial Presidency" in South Africa, but in retrospect he was actually the King Canute of apartheid, closing his eyes to the incoming tide of democracy and believing that by wagging his finger (his favoured gesture of intimidation) he could turn it back.
Botha's intransigence led to his greatest blunder in 1985, when he responded to international calls for change by hinting that he would announce significant reforms at his party congress that would irreversibly jettison apartheid.
Botha blustered and wagged his finger at the opposition through the late 1980s, while his bloated military sucked the state coffers dry as it prosecuted its dirty wars.
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 Pieter Willem Botha: Viele Informationen uber Pieter Willem Botha an omega.it
Botha war Zeit seines Lebens ein Anhänger der südafrikanischen Nationalpartei und ein standfester Verteidiger der Rassentrennung sowie des Apartheidsystems.
Bothas autoritärer Regierungsstil machte ihn in den westlichen Staaten sehr unpopulär, woraufhin ihn die meisten Demokratien als brutalen, rassistischen Diktator verurteilten.
Botha blockierte jedoch alle Pläne, den schwarzen Südafrikanern das volle politische Stimmrecht zu geben.
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 BBC News | Africa | Profile - P W Botha, the 'Great Crocodile'
Pieter Willem Botha was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984, and President from 1984 to 1989.
P W Botha was Defence Minister from 1966 to 1979, and worked to increase the military budget by 20 times, thereby circumventing the international arms embargo against South Africa.
Botha's reformist instinct was generally attributed to a desire to preserve the pre-eminence of whites by giving limited concessions to other races.
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 Pieter Willem Botha - Medbib.com, the modern encyclopedia
Pieter Willem Botha (January 12, 1916 – October 31, 2006), commonly known as "P.W." and Die Groot Krokodil (Afrikaans for "The Big Crocodile"), was prime minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984 and state president from 1984 to 1989.
Botha and his second wife Barbara retired to their home, Die Anker, in the town of Wilderness, close to the city of George and located inland just a few miles from the Indian Ocean coast in the Western Cape.
In 1989 Botha suffered a stroke which left him partially paralyzed on the left side of his body.
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 Botha, Pieter Willem - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
BOTHA, PIETER WILLEM [Botha, Pieter Willem], 1916-, South African political leader.
Botha gained prominence as minister of defense (1966-80) and became prime minister in 1978.
His 1998 contempt conviction for refusing to testify before the Truth Commission regarding apartheid-era crimes was overturned by an appeals court.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Botha,
Botha, Louis BOTHA, LOUIS [Botha, Louis], 1862-1919, South African soldier and statesman.
Botha, Pieter Willem BOTHA, PIETER WILLEM [Botha, Pieter Willem], 1916-, South African political leader.
Botha faces deadline to strike a deal with South Africa prosecutors.(Originated from Knight Ridder Newspapers)
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 CNN In-Depth Specials - South Africa Elections 1999 - Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Botha was born in 1916 in the Orange Free State and, like many of South Africa's key leaders, he entered politics early, dropping out of law school to become a full-time organizer for the National Party at the age of 20.
Botha called the hearings, which aimed to bring to light crimes committed by all sides during the apartheid regime, a "circus." Botha did not apologize nor seek amnesty when a former commander of the Vlakplaas police unit implied that Botha knew about state-sponsored killings of fl activists.
In 1998, Botha was found guilty of contempt against the TRC and given a 12-month suspended sentence.
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 Botha Pieter Willem - AOL Research & Learn
Botha Pieter Willem - AOL Research & Learn
Botha gained prominence as minister of defense (1966–80) and became prime minister in 1978.
He initiated limited reform of apartheid policies, establishing a new constitution that provided legislative chambers for whites, Coloureds, and Asians (but excluded the fl majority); under it, he became executive president in 1984.
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 Pieter Zeeman - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Zeeman, Pieter (1865-1943), Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate.
Zeeman Effect, separating the spectral lines of a light source when the light source is in a magnetic field.
Babel, Tower of: painting by Pieter Bruegel, the Elder
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 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | Truth and Reconciliation | P W Botha: The 'Great Crocodile'
In August this year the former South African president Pieter Willem Botha was found guilty of contempt against the country's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
Mr Botha was charged after he failed to attend a TRC hearing in Cape Town on December 19, 1997.
PW Botha was Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984, and President from 1984 to 1989.
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 surplus - pafg74 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pieter Willem Botha.Pieter married Anna Christina Vorster on 23 Dec 1895 in Rhodes.
She married Pieter Willem Botha on 23 Dec 1895 in Rhodes.
Pieter Willem van der Walt.Pieter married Helena Johanna Levina Vorster on 14 Aug 1861 in Middelburg KP..
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 A short history of South Africa
Its goals are the elimination of restrictions based on color and the enfranchisement of and parliamentary representation for fls.
Botha is succeeded in 1919 by Jan Christian Smuts.
Botha is succeeded in 1989 by Frederik Willem de Klerk.
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