The Margaret Thatcher Centre was delighted and honoured to have the Third Annual Margaret Thatcher Lecture delivered on Monday, 5th December 2016 by the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of South Africa, F W de Klerk.
F W de Klerk was State President of South Africa from 15th August 1989 to 10th May 1994. Having released Nelson Mandela from prison in 1990 and ending apartheid, he served as Deputy President to Mandela from 10th May 1994 until 30th June 1996. He retired from politics in 1997. President de Klerk was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with Nelson Mandela in 1993.