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Frederik Willem de Klerk

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Frederik Willem de Klerk

Frederik Willem de Klerk

Former President of South Africa


Born 18-03-1936 in Johannesburg South Africa

Frederik Willem de Klerk was the last State President of apartheid-era South Africa, serving from September 1989 to May 1994. De Klerk was also leader of the National Party, which later became the New National Party, from February 1989 to September 1997. He shared the Prince of Asturias Awards in 1992 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 along with Nelson Mandela for his role in the ending of apartheid. De Klerk received the Order of Mapungubwe, the highest honour in South Africa. De Klerk worked as an Attorney in Vereeniging from 1961 till 1972.



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Previous Position(s)

Leader of Opposition | National Assembly | Government of South Africa
Cape Town | 1996 - 1997

Government, Public Administration and Defence








Chairman | Ministers' Council | House of Assembly
1985 - 1989

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Minister | National Education and Planning | Government of South Africa
1984 - 1989

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Minister | Mineral and Energy Affairs | Government of South Africa
1980 - 1982

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Minister | Mines, Energy and Environmental Planning | Government of South Africa
1979 - 1980

Government, Public Administration and Defence


Minister | Sport and Recreation | Government of South Africa
1978 - 1979

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Minister | Posts and Telecommunications and Social Welfare and Pensions | Government of Zimbabwe
1978 - 1978

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Member of Pariliament | National Assembly | Government of South Africa
1972 - 1997

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Educational history

Tertiary

University of Bar-Ilan, Israel

Awarded in 1991

Honorary Doctor of Laws

Vrije Universiteit

Awarded in 1994

Honorary Doctorate

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa

Awarded in 1994

Honorary Fellowship Award

University of South Africa

Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctorate

University of Zululand

Awarded in 1995

Honorary Doctorate

Salisbury University

Awarded in 2007

Honorary Doctor of Laws} honoris causa

North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus

Awarded in 1990

Honorary Doctor of Laws

National Chengchi University

Awarded in 1991

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy

Achievements

Awards

Order of Mapungubwe | State President of the Republic of South Africa

Philadelphia Liberty Medal | President Bill Clinton, USA

Prix de Courage International | France

Co-Recipient of UNESCO Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela

Honorary LLD | University of Potchefstroom

Honorary DPhil | University of Stellenbosch

Decoration for Meritorious Service | State President of SA

Honorary LLD | Bar-Ilan University

Honorary DPhil | National University

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Afrikaanse Studentebond: University of Potchefstroom

Member Executive Committee

University of Potchefstroom Campus Newspaper

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Students Representatives Council University of Potchefstroom

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