The FW de Klerk Foundation promotes the presidential heritage of FW de Klerk by
- upholding the Constitution and the national accord
- working for harmonious relations in multicultural societies
- promoting the peaceful and negotiated resolution of disputes
- mobilisation of resources for disabled and underprivileged children
- The Foundation has no party political affiliation.
- It promotes the full spectrum of rights, values and principles in the Constitution.
- It adopts a consensus-seeking, non-confrontational style.
- It attempts wherever possible to achieve its goals through discussion and persuasion;
- However, the Foundation unambiguously supports the constitution and the above-mentioned values - and will where necessary take firm action - including litigation - to support them. [back to top ]
The promotion of the Constitution, constitutional rights and the national accord.
The Centre for Constitutional Rights is a unit of the FW de Klerk Foundation. The CFCR has no party political affiliation and promotes the full spectrum of rights, values and principles in the Constitution.
The Centre for Constitutional Rights’ activities include:
- Promoting the Constitution through participation in the national debate by means of publications, newsletters, conferences, articles, interviews, and the CFCR website
- Interacting with government, parliament and interested groups with a view to upholding constitutional rights and values, including proposals to portfolio committees regarding draft legislation
- Monitoring developments that might affect the Constitution by following and analyzing political initiatives, deliberations of Parliament and decisions of the Constitutional Court and other courts
- Assisting South Africans to claim their constitutional rights though the provision of advice; the organization of pro bono legal assistance and where appropriate, through litigation
The CFCR supports provisions in the Constitution that promote equality of people who were previously disadvantaged by unfair discrimination. It accepts the need for balanced affirmative action and land reform. However, it tries to ensure that such policies are implemented in a balanced manner consistent with the promotion of all the other constitutional rights.
The CFCR adopts a consensus-seeking, non-confrontational style and attempts wherever possible to achieve its goals through discussion and persuasion.
The Centre also undertakes and publishes research on topics related to the Constitution and multicultural communities.
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- Make a safe online donation to the activities of the Centre for Constitutional Rights [back to top]
The promotion of communication, peace and harmony in multicultural communities and between leadership groups.
The Foundation organizes conferences and ‘bosberade’ on topics related to its areas of interest.
The Foundation shares South Africa’s experience with other countries experiencing conflict between ethnic, cultural and religious communities. It propagates inclusive approaches for the avoidance and management of such conflicts in South Africa and verseas.
The Foundation commission and publishes research into topics relevant to the
Constitution and to multicultural societies.
- Make a safe online donation to support these initiatives of the FW de Klerk Foundation. [back to top ]
The mobilization of resources for disabled and underprivileged children.
The Foundation has channeled funds to the following organisations assisting
disabled and disadvantaged children:
- The Worcester School for the Blind;
- The Worcester School for the Deaf;
- The Alta du Toit School;
- Woodside Special Care Centre;
- Autism Western Cape; and
- The Study Trust.
This programme is responsible for:
- Management of the Foundation’s accounts and budget
- Personnel: salaries, assessment, leave, training
- Logistics: office rental and maintenance
- Supervision and maintenance of the Foundation’s inventory, equipment and property