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
    Article regarding Helen Suzman Foundation. Focus 52: Electoral reform accompanied by two letters regarding an article commisioned by Focus 52, the Helen Suzman Foundation's Quarterly Political Journal. Suggested title: ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article for FM on electoral reform accompanied by the manuscript and email requesting that article be sent.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Manuscripts written by F. van Zyl Slabbert regarding the appreciation of contribution of Thabo Mbeki towards South African Politics.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article written for a special edition of the The South African Jewish Report, 2008.11.21, for Helen Suzman’s 91st birthday. Accompanied by a letter commissioning an article for publication in the special feature.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    "May 1991 and January 1990. Copy of article, without title."
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article regarding Helen Suzman Foundation. Focus 52: Electoral reform accompanied by two letters regarding an article commisioned by Focus 52, the Helen Suzman Foundation's Quarterly Political Journal. Suggested title: ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article for FM on electoral reform accompanied by the manuscript and email requesting that article be sent.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Manuscripts written by F. van Zyl Slabbert regarding the appreciation of contribution of Thabo Mbeki towards South African Politics.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article written for a special edition of the The South African Jewish Report, 2008.11.21, for Helen Suzman’s 91st birthday. Accompanied by a letter commissioning an article for publication in the special feature.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    "May 1991 and January 1990. Copy of article, without title."
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Poses the question whether South Africa can rid itself of white minority domination as the central issue of political conflict.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article about the dynamics of the transition in South Africa.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    WIP 85. FVZS’s response to a review by Jeremy Cronin, who criticised him for displaying “elite cynicism” and “dismissing broader forms of democracy” in his book, The quest for democracy: South Africa in transition. [London: ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Two critical phases that have to be overcome before elections can take place are the Codesa III phase, followed by the TEC (Transitional Executive Council) phase; consensus essential, but give 10 reasons why the bigger ...
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    A comparison between the forthcoming election in 1987 and the last white election in 1981; questions the timing of the election.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Weekly Mail Questionnaire.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Questionnaire from Varsity, the University of Cape Town newspaper.
  • Vaderland 
    Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article about the by-election in Waterkloof.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article dealing with contributing factors resulting in a State of Emergency, identified by Prof [Lawrence] Schlemmer, Director of the Centre for Applied Social Research in Durban, Natal.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Reasons why the PFP is the only Opposition worth supporting in Pinetown.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Open letter to the Voters of the White electorate, urging them to vote “No” in the coming Referendum.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Deon Du Plessis - Sunday Tribune
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article about running the Comrades Marathon.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010
    Article. The PFP’s stand on the NP’s “step in the right direction” politics and its position should the Government introduce reforms; questions what exactly is meant by the term “reform”.
  • Slabbert, F. van Zyl (Frederik van Zyl), 1940-2010; Mann, Peter
    Most important political development during [1981] was the impact and outcome of the General Election; other developments were the growth of the black labour movement, the revival of the Namibian settlement process and the ...