de Klerk


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de Klerk

(də ˈklɜːk)
n
(Biography) F(rederik) W(illem). born 1936, South African statesman; president (1989–94), second executive deputy president (1994–97). In 1990 he legalized the ANC and released Nelson Mandela from prison, and initiated the abolition of apartheid: Nobel peace prize 1993 jointly with Mandela

de Klerk

(də ˈklɛərk)
n.
Frederik Willem, born 1936, president of South Africa 1989–94: Nobel peace prize 1993.
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A THIS was a made-for-TV movie called Mandela And De Klerk first screened in 1997 starring Caine as the former South African president de Klerk and Poitier as Mandela.
In 1994 is hy met Maggie de Klerk getroud; sy was egter nie familie van Mariska nie.
Former South African President FW De Klerk (below) yesterday insisted he knew nothing about any atrocities or assassinations committed during his leadership.
de Klerk on March 2, noting in a speech at Sun City that the republic was about to observe the 13th anniversary of the end of apartheid.
Seeing that apartheid was not only isolating his nation, but robbing it of the talents of its black workers, de Klerk released Mandela from jail in 1990, ended restrictions on black political groups, and began negotiations toward democracy and majority rule.
Shown left to right: Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief; Pier de Klerk, Netherlands' Ambassador at Large for Human Rights; and Felice Gaer, Director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights.
For example, in a letter published in the media directly after the elections, Veronica de Klerk of Women's Action for Development stated that while political parties had put forward gender balanced zebra-style party lists in the villages and smaller towns, they had favoured male candidates for the top positions of their lists in the bigger towns, thereby denying women the chance to gain experience at this level.
FORMER South African first lady, Marike de Klerk, was buried in a private ceremony yesterday - five days after she was strangled to death in her Cape Town apartment.
A SECURITY guard was arrested yesterday in connection with the brutal murder of Marike de Klerk, ex-wife of South Africa's last white president.
De Klerk, Secretary of Defense William Cohen, Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, Brent Scowcroft, Dick Cheney, and Newt Gingrich.
As each decade succeeds the last, the conviction grows that since the pre-war period, when such humane designers as Berlage, Granpre Moliere, Dudok, Wijdeveld and De Klerk were working, Dutch architecture has been in accelerated decline.