Tycoon says Apartheid was bad for business

Apartheid was not good for his businesses Johann Rupert, chairman of the Remgro and Richemont groups, declared on Tuesday.

He was one of the speakers at the FW de Klerk Foundation’s conference on issues related to the South African economy … Read the rest

Europe created the Afrikaner problem in South Africa

A recent statement by the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town after the Constitutional Court’s finding in the Renate Barnard affirmative-action case, said that “[the judgement] is, in effect, a prescription for, and validation of, harmful discrimination against millions … Read the rest

Mandela’s legacy: the Shell House massacre

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by Dan Roodt

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Twenty years ago, on 28 March 1994, the ANC’s militia massacred a crowd of protesting Zulus in downtown Johannesburg, using automatic weapons against men armed only with … Read the rest

Mandela for Dummies

Winnie and Nelson Mandela, as well as Joe Slovo of the SACP, singing "Kill the whites"
Winnie and Nelson Mandela, as well as Joe Slovo of the SACP, singing “Kill the whites”

by Albert Brenner

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It simply boggles the mind having to witness people still prostrating themselves in the dust whenever … Read the rest

Why no military coup before 1994?

sadf_coupby Albert Brenner


Many of us still wonder why no military coup was carried out by the, erstwhile, formidable South African Defense Force in the early 1990s – an army rated as one of the top four … Read the rest

Britten’s indifference

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Sarah Britten painting her self-portrait

by Albert Brenner

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One very positive side-effect of the Red October protest was that it aired the stale house of the MSM in Mandelatopia. This breath of fresh air made … Read the rest

Beware the Black Borg!

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by Albert Brenner

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The greatest bogeyman ever conjured up in order to keep rebellious white South Africans in line, comes in the form of an amorphous, same-thinking, same-feeling, black entity. This all-dominant Jungian (archetypal) mass … Read the rest

FW’s Folly, a cautionary tale

Cartoon_ZAPIRO_FW_De_Klerk_speaks_with_a_forked_Tongueby Gustav Venter

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FW de Klerk, pink peeling face bloated as if by cortisone, funereal smile stretched under dull eyes, his political ideas as obsolete as a typewriter, his opinion blighted by the ridicule of … Read the rest

Five factors that will shape SA’s future: FW de Klerk

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FW de Klerk

Former President says country continues to present an anomalous picture to the world

SPEECH BY FORMER PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK FOXHILLS RESORT, ENGLAND, September 13 2013

SOUTH AFRICA: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

I should like to talk … Read the rest

De Klerk cuts short European visit, prays for Mandela

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FW de Klerk

Former president FW de Klerk has cut short his Europe trip because of former president Nelson’s Mandela’s ill-health, De Klerk’s foundation said on its website on Saturday.

“Mr FW de Klerk and his wife Elita have decided … Read the rest