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National and international news stories from the BBC News team. Includes a report on the historic announcement from Cape Town on the end of apartheid.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Feb 1991 18:00

Did You Know?

This declaration effectively scrapped the system of apartheid and dismantled racially discriminatory laws dating back to the British colonial period in South Africa. Two days later, President de Klerk held talks with Nelson Mandela and other opposition leaders and announced the beginning of the release of all political prisoners.


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Role Contributor
PresenterJames Robbins
ParticipantFW De Klerk
ParticipantAndries Trearnicht
ParticipantDesmond Tutu

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