2 February 1990 – Finally South Africa was crossing the Rubicon

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, On 2 February 1990 President FW de Klerk rose in Parliament and delivered a watershed state of the nation address. After 52 years of apartheid, and many more of racial discrimination and oppression, a way was being opened towards democratic negotiations in South Africa. Political parties were being unbanned, […]

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The Time-bomb of Xenophobia – by Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, The tragic xenophobic attacks taking flame in various parts of our country are not a new phenomenon. They are not even unpredictable, and should not have taken us by surprise. In May 2008, South Africa experienced a rash of attacks against foreigners which saw bloodshed, loss of life, destruction […]

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Congratulations to Matriculants, But What Now?

Dear friends and fellow South Africans, With the release of the latest matric results, we can say with some satisfaction that 2014 produced 403 874 successful matriculants. On behalf of the IFP, I congratulate every one of them. Having cleared this hurdle, the question for each of them is surely, “What now?” A small percentage […]

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