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  • South African President Inauguration
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    South African President Inauguration

    During a 90-minute ceremony in Pretoria, South Africa, President Mandela took the oath of office to assume the presidency of South Africa. It marked the first time in over four hundred…

  • emThe Last Trek A New Beginningem
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    The Last Trek: A New Beginning

    Former President de Klerk participated by remote connection from New York City. He discussed his autobiography, The Last Trek: A New Beginning, and the June 5 presidential election in…

  • Foreign Policy Issues
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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Former world leaders discussed the advancements that have been made in the last century. The focused on the cures for various diseases and the advancements of women. They also stressed the…

  • Africa Future
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    Africa Future

    Mr. De Klerk spoke about the importance of increasing global awareness of the problems and promises of integrating Africa into global institutions. He stressed the need for peace and…

  • World Civilization
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    World Civilization

    Academics, philosophers, authors, world leaders and others gathered to discuss the past and the future of world civilization. In this portion, participants discussed the benefits and…

  • South African State of the Nation Debate
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    South African State of the Nation Debate

    Opposition leaders and government ministers reacted to President Mandela’s speech to the opening session of Parliament. Then, the next day, President Mandela reacted to their comments.

  • South African Political Development
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    South African Political Development

    Mr. De Klerk spoke about the peaceful South African transition from state-supported apartheid to a representative democracy. He reflected on the motivations and activities of the major…

  • South Africa Constitution Adoption
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    South Africa Constitution Adoption

    Members of both houses of the South African Parliament met in a constitutional assembly to debate the adoption of a permanent constitution to replace the provisional document under which…

  • Business Opportunities in South Africa
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    Business Opportunities in South Africa

    Mr. DeKlerk spoke about increasing business opportunities in South Africa after the end of apartheid. He focused on South African attempts to increase its political and economic stability…

  • PostApartheid South Africa
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    Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Executive Deputy President de Klerk talked about South Africa since the end of apartheid, including the adoption of a new constitution and his experiences concerning the first free…

  • South African Parliamentary Assembly
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    South African Parliamentary Assembly

    In an official ceremony, the outcome of the South Africanelections in which Nelson Mandela won a majority making him the first blackto be elected to lead South Africa was announced.

  • South African Election Speeches
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    South African Election Speeches

    Mr. De Klerk spoke about the guarantees of the new constitution and the importance of working together with Mr. Mandela to solve South Africa’s problems, especially preserving the new democracy.…

  • South African Election Special 2
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    South African Election Special, 2

    This special program includes a variety of people involved in the elections in South Africa. Ms. Baker discussed the significance of these elections, and examined the procedures of the voting…

  • South African Campaign Debate
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    South African Campaign Debate

    The two South African leaders spoke during a televised debate just two weeks prior to the first free elections in South Africa. Mr. de klerk and Mr. Mandela discussed their goals for the…