UPDATE V: THE FEBRUARY 1, 1991 ADDRESS BY STATE PRESIDENT F.W. DE KLERK

SOUTH AFRICA IN TRANSITION
by Gay McDougall, Carl Soderbergh, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, DC, United States
February 22, 1991
Publisher: Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
11 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Contents: 1. The Repeal of Discriminatory Housing and Property Ownership Statutes • II. Repeal of the Population Registration Act • III. Other Announcements • IV. Conclusions • The report says that, on February 1, 1991, South African State President F.W. de Klerk opened Parliament in Cape Town and announced several major reforms that, if implemented, will remove key statutory underpinnings for apartheid. The report discusses Black Land Act of 1913, the Development Trust and Land Act of 1936, the Group Areas Act of 1966, the Black Communities Development Act, security legislation, indefinite detention without trial, the Land Acts of 1913 and 1936, the Surplus People Project, forced removals, "independent" homelands, KwaNdebele, QwaQwa, urbanization, the black township of Soweto, houses, dire poverty, de facto segregation, Minister of Constitutional Development Gerrit Viljoen, racially classified, the disenfranchised, the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), a multi-party conference, black civic organizations, group rights, preconditions for negotiations, United States sanctions legislation, the Harare Declaration, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the United Nations General Assembly, political trials, political executions, political prisoners, the Internal Security Act, the Transkei Public Security Act, Bophuthatswana, State of Emergency regulations, the U.S. State Department, the Human Rights Commission, the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986, and the Pretoria Minute.
Used by permission of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root