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Courtesy Call
Deputy President Paul Mashatile pays a courtesy call on President Samia Siluhu Hassan of the United Republic of Tanzania
Tanzania State Visit to South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania inspect the Ceremonial Guard of Honour during the Tanzanian State Visit to South Africa
Credentials Ceremony
President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing Heads of Missions during a Credentials Ceremony in Tshwane, where he received Letters of Credence from incoming Heads of Mission
Presidential Working Group on Disability
President Cyril Ramaphosa chairs the Presidential Working Group on Disability at the Union Buildings in Tshwane
Response to Parliamentary Questions
President Cyril Ramaphosa responding to questions by Members of the National Assembly in Parliament, Cape Town


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Frederick Willem de Klerk

The Order of Mapungubwe in

Frederick Willem de Klerk Awarded for:
Exceptional and unparalleled contribution to peace, national reconciliation and nation-building in the republic of South Africa.

Profile of Frederick Willem de Klerk

Frederik Willem de Klerk goes into the annals of history as the President of the last white minority government who was bold enough to lead white South Africa out of an unsustainable and untenable apartheid system towards a non-racial, non-sexist, prosperous and democratic South Africa.

During his reign, Mr De Klerk went about dismantling many of the provisions of apartheid and setting the stage for the first democratic general election in 1994.

In February 1990, he lifted a 30-year ban on the ANC and other liberation movements and released Nelson Mandela after 27 years in prison. De Klerk and Mandela worked together for political transformation that ended the nation’s era of white minority rule and in 1993, he and Mandela agreed on a timetable for a transition to a non-racial democratic state.

Nelson Mandela called Mr De Klerk ‘a man of integrity’. Through the F W De Klerk Foundation he currently focuses his attention on peace, national reconciliation and nation-building in the Republic of South Africa.

De Klerk together with Mandela were joint recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1993.

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