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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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1989: A pillar of South African apartheid crumbled when beach access restrictions were removed by president FW de Klerk.
Former president FW de Klerk said Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa gave an amnesty if the perpetrators could prove they were motivated by politics and made a full confession.
Earlier during the day, Mashnouk met with the director-general of the French Gendarmerie, Denis Favier, who visited him in the company French Interior Security attachA', Nicholas De Klerk, and French Ambassador to Lebanon, Patrice Paoli.
According to Deon de Klerk, Head of Wealth and Investment, Africa and International, "The name change is a reflection of our shift in strategy to provide more holistic financial planning and advisory solutions around wealth creation, lifestyle requirements, wealth preservation and legacy and philanthropic ambitions.
1990: De Klerk dismantles apartheid in South Africa The President of South Africa has lifted the 30-year ban on leading anti-apartheid group the African National Congress.
Month-Long Tribute Includes The Color Purple, Miss Jane Pittman, Malcolm X, Mandela & de Klerk, Ghosts of Mississippi and Ray
Reps: E Phillips, P John, J Adriaanse, R McCusker, R Pitman, R Williams, R Priestland, S Hughes Glasgow: P Murchie; L Jones, R Vernon, J Downey, R Hughes; P Horne, A Price; A Allan, P MacArthur, Z Fagerson, T Ryder, A Kellock (capt), J Strauss, C Fusaro, R Wilson Reps: K Bryce, J Welsh, R de Klerk, J Eddie, T Holmes, N Matawalu, C Braid, G Bryce
If de Klerk wants to recover the momentum to a nonracial constitution and a more peaceful future, he must quickly control the violence.
Women's Action For Development (WAD), Executive Director Veronica De Klerk will make way for Salatiel Shinedima, Executive Director Designate in office following the recent media briefing earlier this week were they announced her retirement.
Finance Director Mr Wim de Klerk has announced that South African mining firm, Exxaro Resources, would see a rise in its thermal coal exports.
PHILIP DE KLERK: Flybe, which operates a route to the Isle of Man from Liverpool John Lennon Airport, has appointed Mr de Klerk as its new chief financial officer.
GREEK Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis and his Turkish Cypriot counterpart Kudret Ozersay continued their contacts in South Africa on Monday, meeting with former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Frederik Willem De Klerk.