Frederik van Zyl Slabbert articles

 

Frederik van Zyl Slabbert articles

 

Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert: scholar, politician, progressive thinker, businessman. Van Zyl Slabbert had a significant connection with Stellenbosch University throughout his life starting from his days as a student in Wilgenhof Residence in the early 1960’s. He completed his Bachelor of Arts here, as well as his Honours in Sociology. He completed his Masters in Sociology under the supervision of Prof Dian Joubert in 1964 and later, in 1967, his PhD under Prof SP Cilliers. He also lectured in the Department of Sociology. He then held various academic teaching positions in South Africa before his political career was initiated and he famously became the youngest leader of the official opposition in our country’s history in 1979. Slabbert remained an accomplished scholar and author and published several books in his lifetime. In 1986 Slabbert resigned from Parliament and then focused his leadership on a number of significant events which would ultimately influence the history and future of our country, for example the founding of IDASA and leading the delegation of Afrikaners to Dakar in 1987. His connection with our institution, however, came full circle when he was appointed Chancellor of Stellenbosch University in 2008. This connection is of course also further perpetuated by the FVZS Institute for Student Leadership Development, launched in 2011.

Recent Submissions

  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Reasons why the PFP is prepared to work on the enlarged Cabinet Committee that has to investigate Black Constitutional Development.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Questions for Deurbraak.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The legitimacy of transition at the Local Government level.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Transitional terminological tribulations.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The transition away from Apartheid and towards a democratic outcome can only be achieved by bargaining about the conditions that can make negotiations possible: a pact on violence, a national contract on the economy and a ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Reasons why the PFP is prepared to work on the enlarged Cabinet Committee that has to investigate Black Constitutional Development.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Questions for Deurbraak.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The legitimacy of transition at the Local Government level.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Transitional terminological tribulations.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The transition away from Apartheid and towards a democratic outcome can only be achieved by bargaining about the conditions that can make negotiations possible: a pact on violence, a national contract on the economy and a ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The sanitization of security from violence and partisan abuse is a prerequisite for negotiating democracy during transition.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Overview of the state of the nation at the current time; the pre-negotiation phase of politics; criticizes the government’s efforts to popularize the benefits of reform above the disadvantages of revolt by inducing “moderate” ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    “The new constitution - how can it work?”.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Denounces [media] efforts to persuade English-speaking voters to vote “yes” in the November 2nd referendum for a new constitution.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Replies by Dr F. van Zyl Slabbert, M.P., to questions asked by Jaap Theron, political correspondent of The Citizen.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article for The Citizen - on the Waterkloof by-election.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The PFP’s policy statement for the up-coming election.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Rejects the government propaganda around the 1987 white election; claims that the timing of the election will allow P.W. Botha to retire with his biggest election mandate ever; criticizes the attitude of the average white ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Sanctions and counter-sanctions will force the South African government to fall back more and more on domestic repression and regional destabilization of its frontline states (Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe); normal ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The constitutional paradox in South Africa; the manner in which the Minister of Constitutional Development, Mr Chris Heunis, had chosen to resolve this paradox, has effectively brought Parliament to a standstill; highly ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    The increased level and extent of politicization in South Africa over the last three years and the implications for the conducting and organisation of business in such a political climate.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Contemplates the difference between thinking and talking and how futile the Government’s effort was to try and “normalize” things by declaring a State of Emergency; gives example of the cynical attitude of a young industrialist ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Writes about the threat to press freedom and individual liberty under the State of Emergency.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article in response to a question from business executives asking how they can improve their image with opinion forming Blacks; FVZS puts questions to executives which he has had to respond to from “some of the more angry ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article (No. 21) about the legality and legitimacy of the forthcoming election in South Africa.