Item 1497 - Conference Commemorating 2 February 1990 - Letter from Nelson Mandela to FW de Klerk : Conference to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Speech to Parliament that Opened the Way to South Africa

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ZA COM MR-S-1497

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Conference Commemorating 2 February 1990 - Letter from Nelson Mandela to FW de Klerk : Conference to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Speech to Parliament that Opened the Way to South Africa

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Transcription of speech made by Mr Mandela

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(18 July 1918-5 December 2013)

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Migrated from the Nelson Mandela Speeches Database (Sep-2018).

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Conference Commemorating 2 February 1990

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Letter read out at conference

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Dear FW,
As we approach the end of 2009 and the start of the New Year, we are sure that you too will reminisce about February 1990. Twenty years have passed since the liberation movements were unbanned, and many, including myself, were released from prison. For our country, the upcoming "anniversary" invites us to consider how far we have come since those momentous days. During those days we were the pole-cats of the world and on the brink of chaos. Today we are a respected member of the international community of nations and we have a growing democracy.
But even as we commemorate and celebrate those momentous days of February 1990, let us urge our fellow South Africans to remember that much work remains to be done in building our democracy, uplifting our people, promoting reconciliation, and ensuring transformation. We welcome the role that you and your Foundation are playing in this regard.
Kind regards

R Mandela
Former President F W de Klerk Panorama
Cape Town

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Acquisition method: Hardcopy ; Source: Nelson Mandela Foundation. Accessioned on 10/02/2010 by Zintle Bambata

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