03:37 AM Apr 18 on post Statement by Former President FW de Klerk on the Death of Baroness Thatcher
Nice tribute Sir. Wel gedaan !
07:06 AM Nov 2, '12 on post Join our online community
Dear Mr de Klerk
I remember 22 years ago sitting in front of the television as a young boy and watching our President make his speech to his parliament and the nation. A speech that i did not understand but somehow knew it was given from a man of greatness. A speech that i now realize, was made at great risk, for himself, his family, his party and his nation. It took one bold Man to make that speech and show true leadership and vision for his country. A Man that believed in equal for all across the nation.
Today 22/23 years later many have forgotten that speech. According to the nations latest census, many were only infants or still to be born. But I will never forget the Man that won the Nobel Peace Prize, for standing firm on his philosophy of change and for his vision for the birth of a new nation with equal right for all. Many blame the Man that change the course of the country, for many of the faults that our country now sits in. But i will never forget the Bold Man that change and set the coarse for our country.
Today as a young man i stand with the same philosophy, and i will never forget whom i heard it from. Today, as the future is upon us, i stand "vir volk en Vaderland", and i look forward (as i am sure you do) to seeing our country rise again, with greater strength, greater pride, better leadership, and equal respect amoungst all.
Thank you Mr de Klerk for your influence, your boldness and your vision. I stand firm in support of your statements, and pray daily for our country to stand and listen.
09:51 AM Oct 4, '12 on post Join our online community
Former president FW De Klerk is one of our best ever and will remain so. He is our hero. If
De Klerk were to run for presidency again, I would be the first one to vote for him. halala FW De Klerk halala!
COSACA, Rep of Ireland
09:30 AM Oct 1, '12 on post Join our online community
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06:32 PM Sep 29, '12 on post Join our online community
As a South African I have tremendous respect for President De Klerk, in my eyes and mind he remains Mr President. I accord him the same respect I accord President Mandela and President Mbeki.
President De Klerk presided over a tumultuous time in our history, a defining moment in which any honest intellectual had to make due with that had in their disposal. He was able to read the domestic and international climate very well. I have profound respect for him. He risked being labelled a traitor by Afrikaaner Nationalists, He ended not being popular amongst black South Africans as a result of the violence that catapulted after President Mandela was released from jail. President De Klerk ended up not being popular amongst his people and also amongst the majority in this country, this was as a result of tough unpopular decions he had to make then which truly benefited the country. It was up to us as South Africans to choose how wanted to proceed after he gave the baton to us, it is unfortunate that our administration has been characterised by looting and corruption, but its not all bleak I think there is still opportunity for us to mend and fix the situation.
I sincerely thank the President for continually offering critique to our government and society at large more especially on current affairs. He is a model South African, black or white we can learn so much from his statemanship. He epitomises a model South African.
11:18 PM Sep 18, '12 on post South African Airways Unfairly Discriminates on the Basis of Race
I was dismayed when I read about this in an aviation trade magazine. Quotas like SAAs will never work, as long as the candidate has the right qualifications they should be hired on that merit alone. I'm sure there are qualified cadets who are black, and they will get those jobs with no problems. But passing rules and laws mandating it won't work.
12:26 PM Sep 4, '12 on post Clive Derby-Lewis's Medical Parole
Clive Derby-Lewis should not have been imprisoned after he made a full disclosure to the TRC. The TRC act had a loophole in that the commissioners could have decided (without proof) that a full disclosure of the crime was not made.
Derby-Lewis's lenghty imprisonment must be seen as an unconstitutional act of vengeance by the ANC/SACP/Cosatu alliance and a deliberate witch hunt.
The TRC Commission could not proof what Clive Derby-Lewis did not reveal and he could not reveal more than he what he revealed. How do you proof that you revealed every aspect of a crime? Impossible!!! And open for abuse.
03:06 PM Sep 3, '12 on post National Policy at the Crossroads Publication
I fully agree with the analysis by former Pres FW De Klerk. I also agree that the NPC is realistic in its assessment and pragmatic in the plans to take SA to a winning nation. The solutions are very evident to thinking South Africans. A compelling Vision based on the constitution, rooting out of corruption, using all the resources available in the country and growing the economy through the twin stimuli of infrastructure spend and provision of housing (which contributes to reconciliation and nation building and wealth creation a la Singapore).
The Vision must be simple and easily understood, something like: A democratic state, rooted in the values of the constitution, working with all sectors of society to improve the quality of life, build a better Africa and a better World. The summarising credo or Slogan could be: A democratic State, Rooted in the values of the Constitution.
11:15 AM Aug 29, '12 on post The Hon Mr Justice IG Farlam
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03:57 PM Aug 23, '12 on post The Hon Mr Justice IG Farlam
Am an ex-cop and has massive expirience in crowd management and has studied human rights,i may be of help if given a chance to be part of your team regarding marikana issue.