22.02.2012 [Willamette Week] - As president, he released African National Congress leader NelsonMandela from prison and paved the way for free elections and majority rule. In 1993, de Klerk and Mandela shared the Nobel Peace Prize. Now out of politics, de Klerk, 75, continues to
There are thousands of people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence — against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people. And I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate. - Interview (1961)
17.02.2012 [AllAfrica.com] - Whitney Houston was an artiste who inspired NelsonMandela, a leader who stood for peace and Ubuntu. When Houston performed at the White House for Mandela, Mandela paid her the highest tribute. Whitney said at the Rose Garden in 1994, 'This performance
14.02.2012 [Business Day] - NelsonMandela deserves his Nobel Peace Prize for outstanding leadership in a fluid situation in the early 1990s. Thereafter, as president, he presided for five years over one of the highest AIDS infection rates in the world — and he did nothing.